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JOURNAL 


OF THE 


FOURTH ANNUAL 



OF THE 

CHURCH 


IN THE 

MISSIONARY DISTRICT OF CUBA 

HELD IN HAVANA, 

vTTTZtSTIE) 9, lO, 11, 1909. 



ZEL.A-'V" .A. LT A 


PRINTING “LA PRUEBA", OBRAPIA 99 
1909 


















OFFERINGS REQUIRED BY CANON. 


For the General Clergy Relief | 
Fund./ 

For Religious and Theological | 
Education./ 

For the Permanent Episcopal ^ 
Fund./ 

For the Extension of the Church | 
in the District./ 


On Christmas Day. 

On Ash Wednesday, or Quin- 
quagesima. 

At Ascensiontide. 

At tho Bishop’s Visitation. 








JOURNAL 


OF THE 


FOURTH ANNUAL CONVOCATI 



OF THE 


CHURCH 

IN THE 


MISIONARY DISTRICT OF CUBA 

HELD IN HAVANA, 


vJXJnsTE 9, lO, 11, 1909. 



HAVAN-A 

PRINTING "LA PRUEBA”, OBRAPIA 99 

1909 





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OFFICERS OF THE DISTRICT 


The Bishop. 

The Rt. Rev. Albion Williamson Knight, D. D. 

Council of Advice. 

The Rev. W. W. Steel, President. . Havana. 

The Rev. C. B. Colmore. 

The Rev. Francisco Diaz-Yolero. 

Mr. T. H. Harris, Secretary. . . . Havana 
Mr. J. J. Warren. 

Mr. Emiliano Sanchez. 

Archdeacons. 

The Rev. W. W. Steel.Archdeacon of Havana. 

The Rev. C. M. Sturges.Archdeacon of East Cuba. 

Secretary. 

The Rev. C. M. Sturges.Sagua la Grande. 

Assistant Secretary. 

The Rev. J. M. Lopez-Guillen. . . Guanabacoa. 

Treasurer. 

Mr. T. II. Harris.O’Reilly 104, Havana. 

Chancellor. 

Mr. Albert Wright.Havana. 

Registrar. 

Air. E. G. Harris.O’Reilly 104, Havana. 

Historiographer. 

The Rev. W. W. Steel, Calzada 80, altos, Vedado, Havana. 

Examining Chaplains. 

The Rev. C. M. Sturges. - „ 

The Rev. M. F. Moreno. 









COMMITTEES 


Finance and Building. 

Mr. E. G. Harris, Mr. N. H. Davis, Mr. A. Wright, Mr. E. 
Sanchez, and Mr. T. M. Huntington. 

Constitution and Canons. 

The Kev. C. M. Sturges, the Rev. W. W. Steel, the Rev. M. F. 
Moreno, Mr. A. Wright, and Mr. E. Sanchez. 

The Assessment Committee. 

The Rev. C. B. Colmore, the Rev. F. Diaz, and Mr. II. A. 
Himely. 

Committee on Education. 

The Rev. A. T. Sharpe, the Rev. C. M. Sturges, and Mr. 
Narcise Monreal. 

Committee on Sunday Schools. 

The Rev. M. F. Moreno, the Rev. W. W. Steel, Mr. E. G. 
Harris, and Mr. E. Sanchez. 

Commission on the Prayer Book. 

The Bishop, the Rev. M. F. Moreno, the Rev. Esteban Morell, 
the Rev. J. M. Lopez-Guillen, Mr. E. G. Harris, and Mr. Alfredo 
Morata. 

Committee on Increased Offerings. 

Mr. II. A. Himely, Mr. Manuel Garcia y Sierra, and Mr. E. 
Sanchez. 

Committee on Forms for Parochial Reports. 

The Bishop, the Rev. J. M. Lopez-Guillen, and Mr. E. G. 
Harris. 



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ORGANIZED MISSIONS 





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Bolondron. . . . 

* Camagiiey. . . . 

* Cienfuegos. . . . 

Colon. 

* Guaniguanico. . 

* Guantanamo. . . 

* Havana. ...... 

Havana. 

* La Gloria. . . . 

Limonar. 

Macagua-Arabos. 
Matanzas. 

* Ocean Beach. . . 

* Santiago de Cuba 


San Pablo. 

Los Apostoles. 

San Pablo. 

Santa Maria. 

St. John’s. 

All Saints. 

Holy Trinity Cathedral. 
Calvario. 

Holy Trinity. 

San Felipe. 

La Trinidad. 

Fieles a Jesus. 

St. Paul’s. 

Santa Maria. 


The Missions preceded by * in the above list have two Con¬ 
gregations, one English speaking, and the other Spanish, 
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UNORGANIZED MISSIONS 


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Bacuranao. 

Bartle. 

Canet. 

Cardenas. 

Ceballos. 

* Chaparra. 

Coliseo. 

* Constancia. 

* Ensenada de Moro. 

Guanabacoa. 

* Sagua la Grande, St. Paul’s. 
Santiago de las Vegas. 

* Tinguaro. 

Union de Reyes, San Isidoro. 

Isle of Pines. 


Columbia, St. Luke’s. 
McKinley. 

Nueva Gerona. 

Santa Fe. 


Santa Rosalia, St. Andrew’s. 

The Missions marked with an * have 
ish speaking congregations. 


both English and Span- 



JOURNAL OF THE CONVOCATION 


FIRST DAY 


Havana, Cuba, June 9, 1909. 


The Fourth Annual Convocation of the Missionary District 
of Cuba assembled for Divine Service in Holy Trinity Cathe¬ 
dral, Havana, on June 9th, at 9.30 o’clock a.m. Immediately 
after the Service the Clergy and Lay Delegates met in the 
Chapel of the Cathedral, for organization. The Secretary of 
the last Annual Convocation called the roll of the Clergy 
canonically resident in the District as follows: 

The Rt. Rev. Albion W. Knight, D. D., Bishop. 

„ Rev. William Westwood Steel, Archdeacon of Havana. 

„ „ Charles Milnor Sturges, Archdeacon of East Cuba. 

„ „ Charles B. Colmore, Dean, Holy Trinity Cathedral. 

,, „ Manuel Florencio Moreno, Missionary, Bolondron. 

„ „ J. M. Lopez-Guillen, Canon, Holy Trinity Cathedral. 

„ „ Esteban Morell, Missionary, Cienfuegos. 

„ „ Juan B. Mancebo, Missionary, Santiago de Cuba. 

„ „ Emilio Planas y Hernandez, Missionary, Limonar. 

,, ,, Andrew Trowbridge Sharpe, Warden Theol. Semi¬ 

nary, Havana. 

„ „ Francisco Diaz-Volero, Missionary, Matanzas. 

„ „ Charles Edwin Snavely, Missionary, Camaguey. 

„ „ Charles Breck Ackley, Missionary, Guantanamo. 

„ „ Jose Ramon Pena, Retired, Havana. 

,, ,, Vicente Angel Tuzzio, Missionary, Colon. 

„ „ Cristobal B. Castro, Missionary, Sagua la Grande. 

„ „ Sergio Ledo Rodriguez, Missionary, Macagua-Arabos. 

Of these all were found present except the Rev. Mr. Pena. 

The Secretary then called the names of the lay delegates 
whose certificates had been received by him, and the following 
responded: 



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Mr. Emiliano Sanchez, of San Pablo, Bolondron. 

„ If. A. Himely, of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Havana. 

,, John Waddle, of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Havana. 

,, Carlos Menendez, of Fieles a Jesus, Matanzas. 

,, Jose Gonzalez Pena, of Calvario, Havana. 

Of the ex-officio members of the Convocation there were 
pr esent Mr. T. H. Harris, Treasurer, and Mr. E. G. Harris, the 
Registrar. 

The Rev. C. M. Sturges was elected Secretary, and appointed 
the Rev. Jose-Maria Lopez-Guillen, Assistant Secretary. 

The President appointed for the Committee on Rights of 
Clergymen to seats in the Convocation, the Rev. W. W. Steel, 
the Rev. C. B. Colmore, and the Rev. J. B. Mancebo; -and for 
the Committee on Rights of Laymen, Mr. E. Sanchez, Mr. II. 
A. Himely, and Mr. E. G. Harris. 

The Bishop then read that part of his annual Address which 
has reference to those prominent workers in the Church who 
have passed on to their rest since the last Convocation. The 
Assistant Secretary then read the same part of the Address in 
Spanish, after which the Bishop bade the Convocation to 
Prayer. The Bishop then finished the reading of his Address 
in English. 

The hour at which it has been usual for the Convocation 
to take its mid-day recess having arrived, on motion of Mr. T. 
H. Harris the hours of the sessions for this Convocation were 
fixed as follows: from 8.30 a.m., to 11.00 a.m.; from 4.00 p.m.; 
to 6.00 p.in.; and from 8.00 p.m., to 10.00 p.m. 

With the understanding that at 4.00 p.m., the remainder of 
the Bishop’s Address would be read in Spanish, the Convoca¬ 
tion took a recess until that hour. 

4.00 p.m. The Convocation re-assembled, the Bishop in the 
Chair. That part of the Bishop’s Address which had not been 
read in Spanish at the previous session was read in that 
language by the Rev. Mr. Diaz. 

The President appointed the Committees required by the 
Constitution and Rules of Order, as follows: 

Committee on the State of the Church. 

The Rev. A. T. Sharpe. 

„ „ F. Diaz. 

„ „ E. Planas. 

Mr. II. A. Himely. 

„ E. Sanchez. 

The Committee on Parochial Reports. 

Air. E. G. Harris. 

„ Carlos Menendez. 

„ John Waddle. 

The R-ev. E. Morell. 


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The Committee on the Episcopal and Other Permanent Funds. 

The Rev. M. F. Moreno. 

Mr. Albert Wright. 

Mr. T. H. Harris. 

The Committee on Unfinished Business. 

The Rev. W. W. Steel. 

Mr. J. G. Pena. 


Examining Chaplains. 

The Rev. C. M. Sturges. 

„ ,, M. F. Moreno. 

The Council of Advice. 

The Rev. W. W. Steel. 

,, ,, C. B. Colmore. 

„ „ Francisco Diaz. 

Mr. T. TI. Harris. 

„ J. J. Warren. 

„ Emiliano Sanchez. 

The Rev. Mr. Steel presented and read the report of the 
Council of Advice, as follows: 


Havana, Cuba, June 1st, 1909. 

To the Rt. Rev. Albion W. Knight, D. D., 

and to the Convocation of the Missionary District of Cuba: 

The Council of Advice respectfully presents the following 
report: 

Since the date of the last report, Jan. 1st, 1908, six meetings 
have been held : 

1908.—Jan. 15th.—For organization, and for action on the 
papers of the Rev. Francisco Diaz, asking for recommendation 
for Priest’s Orders, which recommendation was granted. 

1908.—-Feb. 10th.—It was recommended that Jose Matias 
Ripoll be dispensed from examinations in Greek, until such time 
as he shall be ordered Deacon, and that he be admitted as a 
Candidate for Holy Orders. 

1908.—April 28th.—It was recommended that Jose Gonzalez 
Pena, Sergio Ledo Rodriguez, and Cristobal Bonifacio Castro 
be dispensed from subjects not strictly ecclesiastical, as indi¬ 
cated in Canon 2, Sec. 5, Sub-sec. 2. until such time as they 
have been ordered Deacons, and that they be admitted as 
Candidates for Holy Orders. 


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1908.—June 13th.—It was recommended that Vicente Angel 
Tuzzio be admitted to the Order of Deacons. 

1908. —Nov. 27th.—It was recommended that Jose Matias 
Itipoll be admitted to the Order of Deacons. 

1909. —May 25th.—It was recommended that Vicente Tell-a- 
lieche be dispensed from examination in subjects not strictly 
ecclesiastical as indicated in Canon 2, Sec. 5, Sub-sec. 2, until 
such time as he shall be ordered Deacon, and that he be admit¬ 
ted as a Candidate for Holy Orders. 

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It was also recommended that Jose F. Iribarren be admitted 
as a Candidate for Holy Orders. 

It was also recommended that Sergio Ledo Rodriguez and 
Cristobal Bonifacio Castro be admitted to the Order of Deacons. 


Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed): 

Clerical Members. 

W. W. Steel, President. 
Charles B. Colmore. 

C. M. Sturges. 


Lay Members. 

T. H. Harris, Secretary. 
E. V. Morgan. 

J. J. Warren. 


The report was received and ordered printed in the Journal 
of the Convocation. 

The R ,ev. Mr. Steel presented the report of the Committee 
on Translations, which was received and ordered printed in 
the Journal. The report follows: 

Report of the Committee on Translations. 


Your Committee respectfully presents the following report: 

That since the last Convocation letters have been sent to the 
Bishops of Mexico, Porto Rico, and the Philippines requesting 
tin; appointment of a proper person in each District with whom 
your Committee might confer with reference to a co-operation 
in the translation of literature for use in Sunday-schools, and in 
the preparation of Candidates for Holy Orders, and that replies 
have been received from all the Bishops, together with the 
appointment of correspondents in Mexico and Porto Rico. 

On May 19th 1908 a conference was held in Havana by two 
members of each of the Committees from Me: i o and Cuba, 
at which the following resolution was passed: 

“That whereas in Spanish speaking countries there is an 
absolute lack of proper translations of Church literature for 
use in propagating the Doctrines, History and Customs of 
the Church, and in view of the imperative need of such trans¬ 
lations at the earliest possible date, therefore be it, 


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Resolved:—That it is the sense of this meeting that: 1st, 
A Spanish Publication Society should be established under the 
authority of the Bishops of the Church in the Spanish countries 
of America; 2nd, That a permanent Secretary should be ap¬ 
pointed to carry on the active work of the Society; and 3rd, 
That this resolution should be submitted to the Bishops of 
Mexico, Cuba and Porto Rico for their approval, and such 
action ais may seem desirable.” 

Your Committee submits the following resolution: 

Resolved that this report be accepted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. W. Steel. 

Manuel F. Moreno. 

C. B. Colmore. 

The Convocation then entered upon the election of the Com¬ 
mittees required by the Canons. Mr. E. G. Harris moved that 
the Assessment Committee shall consist of three members. The 
motion was carried. On motion of the Rev. Mr. Ackley it was 
ordered that in preparing the ballots for these Committees 
each ballot shall contain votes for the number of members 
required on the Committee, and that those receiving the highest 
number of votes shiall be deemed elected. On the Committee 
on Constitution and Canons there were nominated, the Rev. 
Messers Sturges, Steel, and Moreno, and Messers Albert Wright, 
and E. Sanchez. This being the number of members required 
on the Committee, the Secretary was ordered to cast the ballot 
for the Convocation, for the nominees. This being done, the 
gentlemen named were declared elected. 

For the Finance and Building Committee Mr. E. G. Harris, 
the Rev. Mr. Colmore, the Rev. Mr. Sharpe, Mr. T. H. Harris, 
Mr. Sanchez, Mr. Davis, Mr. Wright, Mr. Ellis, and Mr. Hunt¬ 
ington were nominated. The Rev. Mr. Ackley and Mr. Ledo 
were appointed tellers. 

The tellers for the Assessment Committee, being the Rev. 
Messers Ackley and Ledo, reported, and the Rev. C. B. Colmore, 
the Rev. F. Diaz, and Mr. H. A. Himely were declared duly 
elected. 

Nominations being called for, for tin 1 Committee on Sunday- 
schools, the names of the Rev. Messers Steel, Moreno, Lopez- 
Guillen, Planas, Sharpe, and Morell, and of Messers E. G. 
Harris, and E. Sanchez were presented. The Rev. Mr. Castro 
and Mr. Carlos Menendez were appointed tellers. 

While the tellers were out, the Committee on the Rights of 
Laymen made a report, recommending that Mr. Aniceto Granda 
be given a seat and vote in the Convocation, as alternate Dele¬ 
gate from San Felipe, Limonar, the Delegate not being present. 


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The name of Mr. Granda being called, he was found to be 
present. 

The Rev. Messers Ackley and Castro tellers of votes for the 
Finance and Building Committee made their report, and Mr. E. 
G. Harris, Mr. N. H. Davis, Air. A. Wright, Mr. T. M. Hunting- 
ton, and Mr. E. Sanchez were declared duly elected on said 
Committee. 


The Rev. Messers Lopez-Guillen, Sturges, and Sharpe, and 
Mr. Narciso Monreal were nominated on the Committee on 
Education. Mr. Ackley and Mr. Ledo were again appointed 
tellers. The Rev. Air. Steel read his report as Historiographer, 
which was received and ordered printed in the Journal, (see 
Appendix D.) The tellers for the Sunday-school Committee 
reported, and the Rev. Mr. Moreno, and the Rev. Mr. Steel, 
Air. E. G. Harris, and Mr. E. Sanchez were declared elected. 

The Archdeacon of Havana presented and re-ad his report, 
which was received and ordered printed in the Journal, (see 
Appendix B.) The tellers for the Education Committee report¬ 
ed, and the Rev. A. T. Sharpe, the Rev. C. M. Sturges, and 
Air. Narcise Monreal were declared elected to constitute this 
Committee. 

The Rev. Mr. Colmore presented the report of the Com¬ 
mittee on Marriage Law, as follows: 


Report of Committee on Marriage Law. 

To the Fourth Annual Convocation of the Missionary District 
of Cuba: 


We the undersigned members of the Committee on Marriage 
Law beg to present the following report: 

After carefully studying the marriage law of Cuba as set 
forth in Military Order No. 140, series of 1901, we have thought 
it best not to suggest changes in the law itself, but rather an 
intelligent and careful compliance with the regulations. 

To make changes would, in most instances, mean altering 
the principles upon which this law is founded, and it is doubt¬ 
ful if more lax and open regulations in regard to the marriage 
law would be beneficial in this Island. 

To better facilitate the use of this law, certain observations 
have been written, which may be had upon request. 

We therefore submit the following resolution:—“That this 
report be accepted by this Convocation, and that the Com¬ 
mittee be discharged.” 

(signed) Charles B. Colmore. 


Francisco Diaz-Volero. 


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The report was accepted and the resolution attached adopted. 

The Archdeacon of East Cuba read his report which was 
received and ordered printed in the Journal, (see Appendix C.) 

On motion of Mr. T. H. Harris the resolution passed at the 
morning session fixing the hours of the daily sessions of this 
Convocation was reconsidered, and amended so as to read, 
“The sessions of this Convocation shall be from 8.30 to 11.00 
a.m., from 4.00 to 6.00 p.m., and from 8.30 p.m. to such hour 
as may be deemed expedient by the Convocation.” 

The Convocation then took a recess until 8.30 p.m. 

8.30 p.m. At 8.30 p.m. the Bishop being in the chair, the 
Convocation was again called to order. The Bishop presented 
the report of the Church Extension Fund, which was read by 
the Secretary. It was received and ordered printed in the 
Journal. The report follows: 


Bishop’s Report of the Church Extension Fund. 


1908. 

Jan. 5 

By offering, San Pablo, Bolondron. 

$ 2.26 

„ 8 


Opening Service at Conv. . . 

14.73 

19 

i y 

,, Saint Paul’s, S. la Grande. . 

3.02 

„ 16 

Cash 

from, T. II. Harris, Treasurer, loan. 



returned. 

60.80 

Feb. 27 

Offering, McKinley, Isle of Pines. 

5.42 

„ 28 

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Nueva Gerona, Isle of Pines. . . 

8.21 

Mch. 1 

* * 

Saint Luke’s, Isle of Pines. . . . 

2.43 

„ 1 

* * 

Saint Andrew’s, Isle of Pines . . 

3.23 

„ 1 

y y 

Santa Fe, Isle of Pines. 

11.06 

May. 2 


Fieles a Jesus, Matanzas. 

3.80 

„ 3 

yy 

Santa Maria, Santiago de Cuba. . 

3.45 

„ 6 


San Pablo, Camagiiey. 

3.44 

„ 10 

y y 

Holy Trinity, La Gloria. 

3.63 

June 21 

*» * 

San Felipe, Limonar. 

2.13 

„ 21 

y y 

Fieles a Jesus, Matanzas. 

.90 

„ 29 

yy 

Santa Maria, Colon. 

2.10 

„ 30 

yy 

San Francisco, Cardenas. 

5.28 

Jul. 7 

* < 

Cathedral, Havana. 

20.45 

„ 10 

yy 

Saint Paul’s, Cienfuegos. 

5.20 

Dec. 8 


All Saints, Guantanamo. 

3.45 

„ 9 

yy 

Santa Maria, Santiago de Cuba. . 

3.91 

„ 10 

y y 

Saint Paul’s, Camagiiey. 

10.31 

„ 13 

yy 

Saint Paul’s, Cienfuegos. 

5.64 

„ 13 

yy 

San Pablo, Cienfuegos. 

1.61 

„ 13 

yy 

Constancia. 

35.38 



Carried Forward. 

$221.84 


















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Brought Forward. 

$221.84 

Dec. 14 

Offering, 

La Trinidad, Maeagua-Arabos. . 

$ 1.62 

„ 15 

yy 

Santa Maria, Colon. 

1.13 

„ 16 


San Francisco, Cardenas. 

1.15 

„ 27 

V 

San Felipe, Limonar. 

3.06 

„ 27 

yy 

Fieles a Jesus, Matanzas. 

2.40 

1909. 




Jan. 24 

yy 

San Pablo, Bolondron. 

2.25 

„ 25 

y / 

Saint John’s, Guaniguanico. . . 

4.18 

„ 31 

y y 

Ooliseo. 

.41 

Feb. 25 

yy 

Saint Paul’s, Ocean Beach. . . . 

5.75 

Mch. 4 


McKinley, Isle of Pines. 

9,39 

„ 5 


Nueva Gerona, Isle of Pines. . . 

10.75 

„ 7 

yy 

Saint Luke’s, Isle of Pines. . . . 

1.33 

7 


Santa Fe, Isle of Pines. 

7.05 

„ 17 

yy 

Santisima Trinidad, Havana. . . 

1.50 

„ 22 

yy 

Chaparra. 

9.78 

„ 24 

yy 

Bartle. 

8.18 

„ 25 

yy 

Saint Paul’s, Camagiiey. 

2.15 

28 

* % 

IIolv Trinity, La Gloria. 

9.14 

Apr. 4 

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Santisima Trinidad, Havana. . . 

1.73 

„ 11 


Calvario, Havana. 

,54 

„ 14 


Cathedral, Havana. 

77.46 

„ 14 


Santa Maria, Colon. 

.32 

16 


Saint Paul’s, Sagua La Grande. . 

5.35 

„ 17 

!>> 

San Pablo, Cienfuegos. 

1.67 

„ 18 

j i 

Saint Paul’s, Cienfuegos. 

14.32 

„ 18 

i < 

Constancia. 

20.42 

May. 23 

> J 

San Felipe, Limonar. 

1.89 

„ 23 

y * 

Fieles a Jesus, Matanzas. 

1.00 

„ 30 


La Trinidad, Maeagua-Arabos. . 

6.40 

, 31 

By error 

in statement last year. 

.02 

31 

„ balance last year. 

79.85 



By total of receipts. . . . 

$513.03 


1908. 

•Ian. 6 To pews, Santa Maria, Colon. . $ 30.00 


„ 24 To equipment, Sagua la Grande. 100.00 

Apr. 25 To Ex. and Duty, Communion 

Service. 3.69 

,, 25 To Registers for Missions. . . . 14.00 

Mch. 27 To purchase of lot, Bartle. . . 50.00 $ 203.69 


By balance. $309.34 































The Committee on the Rights of Laymen reported the name 
of Mr. Jose F. Iribarren, an alternate from Holy Trinity Cathe¬ 
dral, as entitled to a seat and vote in place of Mr. Edwin V. 
Morgan, delegate, not present. 

The Committee on Unfinished Business presented its report 
bv the Rev. Mr. Steel, as follows: 

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Report of the Committee on Unfinished Business. 

Your Committee submits the following report : 

1. That as on page 38 of the Journal of the last Convocation, 
a Committee was appointed to continue investigations in regard 
to the establishment of a Hospital in the central part of Cuba; 
which Committee Iras not reported. 

2. That as on page 58 of the same Journal an Editor was 
appointed to take the necessary steps towards the publication 
of an Official Periodical, which Editor has not reported. 

3. That as on pages 58-60, it was resolved: “That a Com¬ 
mittee of three, resident in the place, be appointed by the 
Chair, to make arrangements for a Missionary Meeting at a 
convenient time, at the next Convocation which Committee has 
not reported. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. W. Steel. 

J. G. Pena. 

The report was received and the Committee discharged. 

On motion of Mr. T. H. Harris it was ordered that the next 
Annual Convocation be held on the second Wednesday in 
June, 1910. 

On motion of the Rev. Air. Steel it was ordered that the 
Parochial reports for the next year be made from June 1st to 
June 1st. 

The Committee on Sunday-schools presented its report. It 
was read by Mr. E. G. Harris, as follows: 

“The Committee on Sunday-schools has to report that they 
have taken a census of the Sunday-schools at this time in 
operation in Cuba, and find only about one half of the Mis¬ 
sions making any effort at the development of Sunday-school 
work. 

This vital question is one that merits the attention of the 
Convocation, and your Committee complying with the provi¬ 
sions of Canon XX, has arranged for a meeting to be held in 
the Cathedral Church on the evening of June 8th at 4.00 p.m., 
for the discussion of subjects pertaining to the development of 
Sunday-schools. 


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The question being one of such breadth, and having so many 
phases, this Committee has not deemed it wise to set any fixed 
program of subjects for discussion, but recommends a short 
discourse from each member of this Convocation, opening the 
subject from the point of view suggested by the difficulties 
which seem to present themselves to each Missionary in his 
work, followed by an analysis of such difficulties by whomso- 
ever may be so disposed. 

A time limit should be placed on each speaker, and we re¬ 
commend that this be fixed at 10 minutes for each speaker. 

Subjects suggested by this Committee are as follows: 

“Difficulties encountered in Sundav-school work.” 

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“Methods of Instruction of Children.” 

“Methods of Instruction of Teachers.” 

“Methods of exciting Interest in Sunday-schools among the 
Laity, and the Extension of its Influence. 

“The Primary Object of tin 1 Sunday-school, and its Relation 
to the Church.” 

The result of the census taken by your Committee shows 17 
Stations at which Sunday-schools are in operation, with a total 
enrollment of 964 children, of whom 446 are boys, and 518 are 
girls. 

190 English Scholars. 17 English Teachers. 

774 Spanish Scholars. 40 Spanish Teachers 


Total: 964 Scholars. 57 Teachers. 

The (average attendance is about 400. 

The Total Receipts from Sunday-school Offerings has been 
only $167.92, for the 17 months. 

A further classification of the Scholars, shows that: 

190 are under 6 years of age. 

346 from 6 to 10 vears of age. 

284 from 10 to 15 vears of age. 

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144 over 15 years of age. 


An examination of this Summary shows an average of about 
19 scholars to each teacher, among the Spanish Missions, and 
about 11 scholars to each teacher among the English schools. 

All of this evidences the lack of teachers, more forcibly 
than lack of scholars; and the “Means and the Methods of 
covering this deficiency,” is one of the most important subjects 
for discussion. 

The members of this Committee, after much delay, and some 
labor, have to report that the Catechism, translated and pre¬ 
sented at a previous Convocation, has been delivered to the 
printers for publication, although no financial 'aid has been 
received for this expense, and the outlay will probably be some 



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$130.00 for 4,000 copies; or if advisable, a lesser number can 
be published, with a slight reduction in cost. 

This Committee feels that the greatest need now for this 
District in the development of the Sunday-school work is the 
production in Spanish of the more comprehensive text-book 
of the same series as that already being published, in order to 
put into the hands of the older scholars and teachers such 
instruction as will serve as a basis for intelligent lay help in 
this work. 

Manuel F. Moreno. 

E. G. Harris. 

Emilio Planas. 

(Resolution attached.) 

Resolved:—That the session of this Convocation on the even¬ 
ing of June 10th, at 4.00 p.m., be devoted exclusively to the 
discussion of the Sunday-school Committee Report.” 

The Report was received and the resolution adopted. The 
Convocation then adjourned to 8.30 a.m., tomorrow. 


SECOND DAY. 

Thursday, June 10th, 1909. 

The Convocation re-assembled at 8.30 a.m., the Bishop in 
the ('hair. After prayers said by the President, the Minutes 
of the sessions of the previous day were read in Spanish and 
English, and after some corrections, were approved. 

The Treasurer presented his Report, which was received and 
ordered printed in the Journal. The Report follows: 

T. H. HARRIS, Treasurer. 

DISTRICT OF CUBA. 


Permanent Episcopal Fund. 

1906. 

Dec. 28 By Cash Mission, San Pablo. $ 2.30 

1907. 

May 10 „ „ „ McKinley, Isle of Pines 2.03 

„ 10 „ „ „ Nueva Gerona, Isle of 

, Pines. 1.70 

„ 10 ,, ,, ,, Santa Rosalia, Isle of 

Pines. .44 

„ 10 ,, „ „ Santa Fe, Isle of Pines. 3.06 


Carried Forward 


$ 9.53 







18 




Brought Forward. 

$ 9.53 

May 10 

By 

Cash 

Mission, 

Columbia, Isle of Pines. 

$ 1.16 

„ 13 

>> 

11 

11 

Jesus del Monte. . . . 

1.33 

„ 15 

11 

11 

11 

Bolondron. 

1.00 

„ 16 

11 


11 

St. Paul. 

4.20 

„ 21 

11 

11 

11 

Matanzas. 

1.00 

Jun. 14 

11 

11 

11 

Santa Maria. 

2.50 

„ 14 

11 

11 

11 

Guantanamo. 

9.65 

Sept. 23 

11 

11 

11 

Bolondron. 

4.69 

1908. 
May 23 

11 

y • 

y y 

Bolondron. 

2.53 

Jun. 4 

11 

11 

11 

Matanzas. 

2.50 

10 

11 

11 

11 

Calvario. 

2.00 

July 15 

11 

11 

11 

Church of the Apostles. 

6.46 

1909. 
May 26 

11 

11 

11 

Calvario. 

1.40 

„ 27 

11 


11 

Matanzas. 

1.50 

Jun. 3 

11 

11 

11 

Bolondron. 

1.00 

„ 5 

11 

11 

11 

Li monar. 

.20 


$ 52.65 

Havana, June 8th, 1909. 


T. H. HARRIS, Treasurer. 
DISTRICT OF CUBA. 


Account Sundries. 


1906. 

Feb. 28 By Cash A. W. Knight, Clergy Relief Fund. 
May 31 „ „ E. Planas, Clergy Relief Fund. . 


1908. 

Mar. 10 
May 4 




4 

4 

14 


y y 


y * 


* * 


E. Planas, Theological Education. 
C. M. Sturges, Clergy Relief Fund. 
C. M. Sturges, Theological Educa¬ 
tion . 

M. F. Moreno, Theological Educa¬ 
tion . 

M. F. Moreno, Offerings. 

M. F. Moreno, Clergy Relief Fund. 
J. B. Mancebo, Good Friday Offer¬ 
ings. 


$ 2.15 
3.08 


1.05 

7.30 

2.02 

2.20 

.50 

2.53 

2.00 


.$ 22.83 


Carried Forward 
























19 


Brought Forward. .. $ 22.83 


Dee. 31 By Cash J. B. Mancebo, Clergy Relief Fund $ 1.00 

„ 31 „ ,, J. B. Mancebo, Extension Fund. . .75 

1909. 

Jan. 11 „ „ C. M. Sturges, Clergy Relief Fund. 10.29 

Mar. 2 „ „ C. M. Sturges, Clergy Relief Fund. .75 

Apr. 6 „ „ V. A. Tuzzio, Offerings. .24 

June 3 „ „ M. F. Moreno, Clergy Relief Fund. 2.50 

„ 3 „ „ M. F. Moreno, Theological Educa¬ 
tion. 1.45 


Havana, June 8th, 1909. 


Total 


$ 39.81 


T. H. HARRIS, Treasurer. 
DISTRICT OF CUBA. 
Account Missionary Apportionment. 


1907. 


CREDITS. 


Nov. 7 


Dec. 


>5 


Jan. 


24 

24 

24 

24 

24 

1908. 

7 

7 

8 
8 


„ 8 
Mar. 21 
May 4 
4 

„ 4 

Jun. 16 
16 
16 






By Cash, Mission, San Pablo, Bolondron . 

„ „ „ Guayabal. 

„ „ „ Columbia. 

„ „ „ Nueva Gerona. 

„ „ „ Santa Fe. 

,, „ „ Santa Rosalia. 


Santiago de Cuba. . . . 

Limonar. 

Guantanamo. 

San Isidro, Union de 

Reyes. 

Stma. Trinidad. 

Guanabacoia. 

Camagiiey. 

San Pablo. 

Santiago de las Vegas . 

McKinley. 

Santa Rosalia. 

Santa Fe. 


$ 10.00 
.60 
1.00 
1.00 
.50 
1.00 


6.00 

5.60 

15.00 

.50 

19.60 

2.00 

10.00 

10.00 

1.00 

1.00 

1.00 

.50 


$ 86.30 


Carried Forward 

























16 

16 

16 

16 

1 

25 

26 

2 

10 

901 

11 

15 

15 

26 

27 

27 

27 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

1 

1 

1 

1 

7 

7 

7 

7 

7 

9 

9 

9 

9 

9 


Brought Forward 


$ 86.30 


By Cash, Mission, Nuev»a Gerona.$ 1,00 


„ Columbia. 1.00 

„ Limonar. 5.00 

„ Coliseo. 1.00 

„ Holy Trinity. 150.00 

„ Camagiiey. 10.00 

,, Holy Trinity. 150.00 

„ St, Paul’s, Cienfuegos. 25.00 

Jesus del Monte. . . . 3.00 


yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

y y 
yy 
yy 


yy 


yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 


yy 

yy 

yy 


„ Santiago de Cuba, 1908. 6.00 

„ Limonar. 6.00 

„ Coliseo. 1.50 

„ Galvario. 3.00 

„ Macagua. 1.00 

„ Matanzas. 10.00 

„ Cardenas. 10.00 

„ Bartle. 5.00 

„ Camagiiey. 15.00 

„ Ocean Beach. 2.40 

„ Columbia. 1.00 

„ Guantanamo. 2.54 

„ Santa Rosalia. 1.00 

„ Santa Fe. .50 • 

„ McKinley. 1.00 

„ Santiago de las Vegas. 1.00 

„ Xueva Gerona. 1.00 

,, Constancia. 14.20 

„ Cienfuegos. 4.22 

„ Sa\gua la Grande. . . . 5.00 

„ Ocean Beach. .69 

Foreign Missions, La Gloria. . 3.50 

Domestic Missions, Lo Gloria. 3.00 

Missions, Guanabacoa. 1.00 

„ Stma. Trinidad, Ilabana 18.00 

„ Bacuranao. .50 

„ San Pablo, Bolondron. 10.00 

„ San Isidro, LTnion de 

Reyes. .50 

,, Guantanamo. 15.00 

,, Santa Marla, Colon. . 1.00 

„ St. Mary, Santiago de 

Cuba (1909). 6.00 


Total 


$582.85 
































«./ V/' 

12 

1 

29 

90 

10 

10 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

90' 

7 

7 

24 

24 

24 

24 

27 

90 

6 

6 

8 

8 

8 

8 

8 


DEBITS. 


21 


To cash A. AY. Knight. $ 60.80 

„ ,, D. & F. M. Society. . . 171.00 

„ „ „ „ „ • 263.00 $ 494.80 


Total Credits, balance. $ 88.05 


Account Convocation Assessment. 
CREDITS. 


By 

ii 
11 
ii 
11 
11 
ii 
11 
? ? 

11 


J? 

ii 

j? 

?? 

?? 

?? 

ii 


ii 

?? 

?? 

?? 

11 


11 

11 


Cash; Mission, Bolondron.$ 15.00 

„ . „ Matanzas. 12.00 

„ „ Columbia. 2.00 

„ „ Santa Rosalia. 2.00 

„ „ Santa Fe. 1.00 

„ „ Nueva Gerona. 2.00 

„ „ Guayabal. 1.20 

„ „ Bacuranao. 2.00 

,, „ Holy Trinity, Havana. 83.20 

„ „ Calvario, J. del Alonte. 3.60 

„ ,, Camagiiey. .. 20.00 

„ „ St. Alary, S. de Cuba. 12.00 

„ ,, Guantanamo, All Saints 20.00 

„ „ S. de Cuba, St. Alary’s. 15.00 

„ „ Guayabal. 1.20 

,, ,, Columbia. 2.00 

„ „ Nueva Gerona. 2.00 

„ „ Santa Fe. 1.00 

,, „ Santa Rosalia. 2.00 

„ ,, Santiago de Cuba. . . . 12.00 

,, ,, Holy Trinity, Havana . 83.20 

,, „ Camagiiey. 20.00 

,, ,, Guantanamo, All Saints 20.00 

„ „ Alatanzas, Fieles a Jesus 12.00 

,, „ San Isidro, Union de 

Reves. 1.00 

•/ 

,, „ Calvario, J. del Monte. 3.60 

yy yy yy yy yy 4.00 


Carried Forward. $355.00 























22 




Broug 

ht Forward. 

$355.00 

M ay 1 

Bv 

. 

Cash, Mission, 

Cienfuegos, St. Paul’s. 

$ 15.00 

„ 4 

99 

99 

99 

San Pablo. 

15.00 

Jun. 16 

9 9 

9 9 

99 

Columbia, St. Luke’s. . 

2.00 

,, 16 

99 

99 

99 

Nueva Gerona. 

2.00 

„ 16 

99 

99 

99 

Santa Fe. 

1.00 

„ 16 

* 9 

99 

99 

Santa Rosalia, St. An- 






drew’s. 

2.00 

„ 16 

99 

99 

99 

McKinley. 

2.00 

„ 16 

99 

99 

99 

Santiago de las Vegas. 

1.00 

„ 16 

99 

99 

99 

Limonar, San Felipe. . 

1.00 

„ 28 

99 

V 

99 

Coliseo. 

.50 

„ 28 

99 

5? 

99 

Camagiiey, St. Paul’s . 

20.00 

Nov. 12 

99 

99 

99 

Matanzas, Fieles a Jesus 

12.00 

1909. 






May 27 

*9 

1 9 

99 

Cardenas. 

10.00 

„ 27 

99 

99 


Macagua, La Trinidad. 

1.00 

„ 27 

*9 

99 

99 

Columbia, St. Luke’s. . 

2.00 

„ 27 

99 

99 

99 

Santa Rosalia, St. An- 






drew’s. 

2.00 

„ 29 

99 

v 

99 

Santa Fe. 

1.00 

„ 29 

99 

99* 

99 

Nueva Gerona. 

2.00 

„ 29 

V 

99 

99 

McKinley. 

2.00 

„ 29 

99 

99 

99 

Santiago de las Vegas. 

1.00 

Jun. 1 

99 

99 

99 

Sagua la Grande . . . 

10.00 

„ 7 

9 9 

99 

99 

Guanabacoa. 

1.00 

„ 9 

99 

99 

99 

Bolondron, San Pablo . 

15.00 

„ 9 

99 

99 

99 

Havana, Stma. Trinidad 

4.00 

9 

9 9 

99 

99 

San Isidro, Union de 






Reyes. 

1.00 

„ 9 

99 

99 

99 

Havana:, Holy Trinity. 

83.00 

„ 9 

9 9 

9 9 

99 

Guantanamo, All Saints 

20.00 

„ 9 

9 9 

99 

9 9 

Colon, Santa Maria. . . 

1.00 

„ 9 

9 9 

9 9 

9 9 

Santiago de Cuba, 1908, 






Santa Maria. 

12.00 


Total Credits. $596.50 

Less total Debits. 456.65 


$139.85 


Total Balance 






















Account Convocation Assessment. 


DEBITS. 


1906. 

Apr. 25 To 


Dec. 29 

1907. 

July 31 
Sep. 16 
Oct. 8 

Nov. 2 


1908. 

May. 12 
16 
27 
Jupe 6 
17 
23 










1909. 

Jan. 29 
Feb. 27 




?? 

?? 
















Cash Miss Rodriguez, Copying Minutes 

Conv. Meeting.$ 2.00 

„ P. Montiel, Printing Journals of 

Convocation. 70.80 


?? 

?? 






C. M. Sturges, Sec’ty Services. . 
C. B. Colmore, Wrappers & Postage 
Riambla & Bouza, Printing 1200 
Journals of Convocation. . . . 

500 Information Blanks of Bap¬ 
tism. 

500 Information Blanks of Miat- 
rimonv. 

500 Information Blanks of Con¬ 
firmation. 


C. B. Colmore, for Stamps. . . 
C. B. Colmore, ,, „ ... 

Drayage on Books. 

P. Montiel, Pr’t’g Journal Conv 
C. B. Colmore, for Stamps. . . 
E. G. Harris, for Sundries. . . 


IT. E. Swan, for Typewriting. 
M. E. Perez, for Translations 

Total Debits. 


13.10 

2.50 

134.55 


712.76 


4.00 

1.77 

.40 

139.12 

1.00 

31.70 


39.55 

3.40 

$456.65 


The Following Assessments of 1908 have not been paid. 

Convocation. Missions. 


Bartle. $ 2.50 

Ceballos. 5.00 $4.00 

La Gloria. 7.50 


Total. $15.00 $4.00 


Havana, June 10th, 1909. 


T. H. Harris, Treasurer. 
















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The Rev. .Mr. Sturges, presented the following resolution: 

“That there be appointed by the President of the Convo¬ 
cation, one clergyman and one layman who in consultation 
with the Bishop shall prepare and have printed, ready for dis¬ 
tribution before the next Annual Convocation, a new blank 
form for Parochial reports.” The resolution was adopted. 

The Rev. Mr. Moreno presented the report of the Committee 
on Hospital as follows: “The Committee on Hospital begs 
leave to report as follows: 

That it does not seen practicable at present to find adequate 
means to establish a Hospital in the District. The Committee 
respectfully requests that it be discharged.” 


Manuel F. Moreno. 
C. M. Sturges. 


The report was received and the Committee discharged. 

The Chancellor of the District, Mr. Albert Wright, appeared 
and took his seat in the Convocation. 


The Rev. Mr. Diaz presented the following resolution: 

“Resolved that messages of Salutation be sent to the Pres¬ 
ident- of the Republic, the Governor of the Province and the 
Alcalde of the City of Havana, informing them that the Clergy 
and laity of the Episcopal Church of Cuba, assembled in .its 
Fourth Annual Convocation, in the Cathedral of the Holy- 
Trinity, begs the Divine blessing for the security of the Gov¬ 
ernment.” The resolution was adopted. (For replies see Ap¬ 
pendix F.) 

On motion of the Rev. Mr. Ackley, it was “resolved that a 
Committee of three be appointed by the Chair to draw up 
resolutions relative to the death of Mr. George C. Thomas, late 
Treasurer of the Board of Missions, and the election of the 
General Secretary of the same Board to the Episcopate.” The 
resolution was adopted, and the President appointed on the 
said Committee the Rev. Mr. Ackley, the Rev. Air. Diaz, and 
Mr. E. Sanchez. 


The Rev. Mr. Tuzzio presented the following resolution : 

“The subscriber respectfully proposes to the Convocation 
the establishment of small libraries in the towns where there 
are no public libraries, with the object of attracting the youth 
and other persons who may make use of them, thus facilitating 
the work of the Church, which said religious literature may 
create.” This resolution was seconded, but its consideration 
was postponed.until all the members of the Convocation should 
be present, many of them being at this moment at work in 


25 


the Committee rooms. The Convocation took a recess of ten 
minutes. 

When the Convocation was again called to order, Mr. T. 
IT. Harris presented the Report on the Episcopal and other 
Permanent Funds. The Report follows: 

“Your Committee on Episcopal and other Permanent Funds 
beg leave to report a fund aggregating $52.65, now in the hands 
of the Treasurer of the District, and recommends that the 
Treasurer be instructed to invest this Fund in some interest- 
bearing account satisfactory to the Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Manuel F. Moreno. 

Albert Wright. 

T. H. Harris. 

The Report was received and the recommendation adopted. 

The Rev. Mr. Steel presented a Report from the Committee 
on the Rights of Clergymen which was returned to the Com¬ 
mittee with the request for the further consideration of the 
question involved. 

The Convocation took a recess until 4.00 p.m. 


4.00 p.m. The order of the day being the discussion of the 
Report of the Committee on Sunday-schools, the said Report 
was read by the Assistant Secretary in Spanish. The following 
members of the Convocation took part in the interesting dis¬ 
cussion which followed: the Rev. Messers Colmore, Mancebo. 
Tuzzio, Planas, Diaz, Moreno, Lopez-Guillen, and Castro; and 
Messers E. Sanchez, E. G. Harris, J. G. Pena, and T. H. Harris. 
Mr. Sanchez presented the following resolution: “That the 
Bishop shall name the most capable person lamong us to make 
the translations into Spanish thought necessary by the Bishop 
and Committee on Sunday-schools, from Sunday school litera¬ 
ture, until we are able to get another more effective. “The 
resolution was adopted. The hour of six o’clock having arrived, 
the Convocation took a recess until 8.00 p.m. 


At 8.00 p.m. the Convocation being called to order, the 
Bishop in the Chair, the discussion of the Report of the Com¬ 
mittee on Sunday-schools was continued. The Rev. Mr. Ackley 
offered the following resolution: “That the members of the 
Convocation be requested to send to the Sunday-school Com¬ 
mittee any Sunday-school literature which they may write, 
as well as such translations as are available.” The resolution 
was adopted. 




26 


On motion of the Rev. Mr. Lopez-Gnillen it was resolved: 
“That onr Bishop be requested to unite his efforts to those 
of the other Missionary Bishops of Spanish speaking Mission¬ 
ary Districts, or to institute the movement, if necessary, until 
the publication of a Sunday-school magazine in Spanish, in 
the States be obtained.” 

The Rev. Mr. Diaz proposed the following resolution: “That 
when the Church in Cuba establishes a paper, a part of it 
shall be devoted to the Sunday-school. “The resolution was 
adopted. 

The Convocation took a recess until tomorrow morning at 
8.30 a. m. 


THIRD DAY. 

Friday, June lltli, 1909. 

After devotional exercises conducted by the Bishop, and the 
Bishop occupying the Chair, the minutes of the previous day’s 
sessions were read in English and Spanish, and after correction, 
approved. 

Mr. Wright reported verbally for the Committee on Consti¬ 
tution and Canons, that the Constitution and Canons as revised 
and approved by the House of Bishops, were in the hands of 
the printer, and it had been expected that they would have 
been readv for distribution at this Convocation, but that the 
final proof would not be received until tomorrow. 

The Rev. Mr. Colmore presented the Report of the Assess¬ 
ment Committee, which was received and the schedule of assess¬ 
ments and apportionments adopted. The Report follows: 


Report of the Committee on Assessments. 

“In making this Report, your Committee finds that there is 
a balance in the treasury of the Missionary District to the 
credit of Convocation account of some $139.00, but at the 
same time is conscious of the fact that at least that amount 
will be necessary to pay for the printing of the Constitution 
and Canons of the District. The balance, therefore cannot be 
counted upon in making the assessments for tie ensuing year. 
Furthermore, the expense of the publication of a Catechism 
for Sunday-schools, which will probably be printed at ian early 
date, will have to be met by this same fund, as well as the 
Journal, with its entailed expense. 

However the expenses of the Convocation for a fiscal year of 
seventeen months, are approximately the same as for a year of 


2 ? 


twelve months, and therefore the said Convocation expenses 
have been assessed upon the same basis as heretofore. 

On the other hand, the expenses of the Board of Missions 
go on without interruption, and as the apportionment at the 
last Convocation was made for the year ending Jan. 1st 1909, 
we have thought it only right that the several Missions should 
be assessed at this Convocation, for a period of seventeen 
months, i. e. from Jan. 1st. 1909, to June 1910, adding to the 
annual apportionment 50% of same for the five months last 
past. 

Owing to the increased expenses of the Convocation, entailed 
by the various publications, we have been compelled to increase 
the amount to be assessed for Convocation expenses to $325.50, 
while the addition of new Mission stations makes it possible to 
increase the annual Missionary Apportionment for the District 
to the amount of $504.50, making an increase of $69.50 over 
last vear. 

Appended is the list of Missions with the amounts assessed 
and apportioned for the seventeen months included between 
the dates of January 1st, 1909, and June 1st, 1910. 

Resolved:—That it is the sense of this Convocation that 
two thirds of the amount apportioned to each Mission, be sent 
to the District Treasurer before September the First of this 
year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chas. B. Colmore. 

Francisco Diaz-Volero. 

H. A. Himely. 

• • % 

p- ■ . . , 

a * ; •’ • 

Assessments and Apportionments. 


MISSION. 

Convocation. 

Missions. 

Bacuranao. 


$ 1.50 

Bartle. 

. . . . $ 2.50 

3.75 

Bolondron. 

. . . . 15.00 

15.00 

Camaguey. 

. . . 10.00 

15.00 

Ceballos. 

. . . . 5.00 

6.00 

Columbia, Isle of Pines. 

. . . . 2.00 

1.50 

Coliseo. 

. . . . 1.00 

1.50 

Cienfuegos (English). 

. . . . 5.00 

7.50 

Cienfuegos (Spanish). 

. . . 5.00 

7.50 

Cardenas. 

. . . 7.50 

7.50 

Carried Forward. . . . 

. . . $ 53.00 

$ 66.75 


















28 


MISSION. 

Convocation. 

Missions. 

Brought Forward. . 

.$ 53.00 

$ 66.75 

Colon. 

. 7.50 

7.50 

(Vmstancia. 

. 20.00 

30.00 

Chaparra. 

. 20.00 

30.00 

El Caney. 


1.50 

Ensenada de Mora. 

. 20.00 

30.00 

Guantanamo, Naval Station. . 

. 15.00 

15.00 

Guantanamo. 

. 20.00 

22.50 

Guaniguanico. 

. 1.00 

1.50 

Guanabacoa. 

. 2.00 

3.00 

Havana, Iloly Trinity. 

. 83.00 

450.00 

Havana, Santisima Trinidad. . 

. 14.00 

12.00 

Havana, Calviario. 

. 4.00 

4.50 

La Gloria. 

. 7.00 

7.50 

Limonar. 

. 4.00 

4.50 

Matanzas. 

. 12.00 

15.00 

Macagua. 

. 4.00 

6.00 

McKinley, Isle of Pines. 

. 2.00 

1.50 

Xueva Gerona, Isle of Pines. . 

. 3.00 

3.00 

Ocean Beach. 

. 1.00 

1.50 

Sagua la Grande. 

. 5.00 

4.50 

Santa Fe, Isle of Pines. . . . 

. 2.00 

3.00 

Santiago de Cuba. 

. 10.00 

12.00 

Tinguaro. 

. 15.00 

22.50 

Union.* . . . . 

. 1.00 

1.50 


$325.50 

$756.75 


The Bishop made a verbal report for the Committee on the 
prayer Book, saying that the Commission had done much 
work, but asked for further time to complete its arduous and 
important commission. 

The Rev. Mr. Shiarpe presented the Report of the Committee 
on the State of the Church, as follows: 

“The Committee on the State of the Church begs leave re¬ 
spectfully to report: 

That since our last Convocation, held in January 1908, there 
has been noted a marvellous growth and # progress in the work 
of the Church in the Missionary District of Ci ba. 

A wise administration and consecrated service, with the 
Divine guidance, have not failed to bear rich fruit in the 
extension of Christ’s Kingdom among men. 

Your Committee notes with pleasure the increase in the 
number of Parochial Schools. The future of the Church in 
Cuba largely depends upon tin* children of to-day. Every 


































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effort must then be made to extend our influence among the 
children. The Parochial School is ia natural feeder to the 
Sunday-school, and both well managed, make an admirable 
nursery for the Church, and materially aid in tl^e development 
of stronger, better Christian men and women. 

The Report of the Committee on Sunday-schools, and the 
interesting discussion by members of this Convocation of the 
proper methods of Sunday-school work, prove how great and 
general is the interest in this training school for the growth 
of the Church. It is desirable to secure, if possible, good 
Churchly instruction for the children in all our Sunday-schools, 
and that due care should be given to what we like to call 
proper Methods of carrying on our Sunday-school work. But 
there is great need to bear in mind also, that the Sunday-school 
must be considered as only a training school, and that chil¬ 
dren enter it only that they may be prepared for Confirmation, 
and to take their place eventually as faithful, intelligent com¬ 
municants in the work of the Church. The training and in¬ 
struction given in the Sunday-school should all tend to increase 
the number of devout and loving disciples of the Master. 

The Theological Seminary is doing excellent work and the 
men who are being trained there do not fail to catch the true 
spirit of the Church. Three of its students have already been 
ordered Deacons, and go forth, well equipped to serve faith¬ 
fully in the Sacred Ministry. Probably at no other Seminary, 
do the students obtain more practical instruction, and as the 
years come and go, we can hope to see its sphere of usefulness 
extended until it has become an important factor in all our 
Spanish-American work. 

The Bishop’s report shows large offerings made at his 
visitations, for the Extension of the Church. This would indi¬ 
cate great possibilities for securing, with proper, well directed 
effort, a greater measure of self-support. 

It is good Church doctrine, that our prayers and our alms 
should go up together, in our worship of God, and that we 
must be faithful stewards, and give liberally as God has 
blessed us. 

The Clergy undoubtedly are responsible when their congre¬ 
gations fail to realize the duty and privilege of liberal and 
systematic giving of their substance to the Lord. We would 
therefore recommend that a Committee of three laymen be 
appointed to supplement the efforts of the Clergy, in devising 
ways and means to secure regular systematic contributions 
from each congregation in this Missionary District, visiting, 
if possible the points where the Church is organized, and 
presenting the just claims of the Church, to receive the proper 
financial support in each and every locality blessed by her 
ministrations; said Committee to be given full power to act. 


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Your Committee rejoices in all the evidences of material 
growth in this Missionary District. The detailed Report of 
the Statistics to he given by-the Committee on Parish Reports 
will show an increase in the number of congregations, in 
Baptisms, in Sunday-school scholars, and in contributions. 

The building of the Cathedral in Havana, and now the centre 
of all our Church work; the new and handsome Episcopal 
Residence, which represents our share of the Men’s Thank 
Offering in October 1907; the frame chapel at Bacuranao; 
the new school building at Constancia, and the beautiful 
Church at Ensenada de Mora make us exclaim with grateful 
hearts, ‘‘See what God hath wrought!” 

We derive great pleasure in noting that under the same 
administration with which we are so greatly blessed in Cuba 
the work of the Church in Panama and the Canal Zone is mov¬ 
ing forward in a way to enthuse the whole Church in our 
Mission work. We can but hope and pray that the good work 
may continue thus, trusting that the strength of our Bishop 
may not be overtaxed by his largely increased labors. 

Your Committee notes that while there has been such a mark¬ 
ed advance all along the line, and much aggressive work done, 
there is recorded no lack of that spirit which makes for Christ¬ 
ian Unity, and which would draw all Christian men to work 
together with one common purpose, and to one common end. 
The noble Pastoral Letter of the Bishop has surely fallen on 
fallow ground and, with love and charity to all who profess 
to serve the same blessed Master, ‘‘The Gospel as this Church 
hath received the same” will continue to be preached by us 
in all its integrity. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Andrew T. Sharpe. 

Francisco Diaz-Volero. 

Emilio Planas. 

H. A. Himely. 

Emiliano Sanchez. 

The Committee presented the following resolution: 

“That a Committee of three laymen be appointed to supple¬ 
ment the efforts of the Clergy in this Missionary District, to 
secure regular systematic contributions in every locality blessed 
bv the ministrations of the Church.” 

The Report was received and the resolution adopted. 

The Rev. Mr. Ackley presented in behalf of the Committee 
appointed on the subject, resolutions on the death of Mr. 


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George C. Thomas, and the election to the Episcopate of the 
Rev. Dr. Lloyd. The resolutions follow: 

Resolution on the Death of Mr. George C. Thomas. 

“Whereas Almighty God in His wisdom has seen fit to take 
unto Himself the soul of our beloved Brother, the late George 
C. Thomas, Treasurer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary 
Society in the United States of America: 

Be it resolved:—That the Missionary District of Cuba, in 
conference assembled does hereby express thanks to God for 
the inspiring example of his life and the great benefits that 
have come to the Church thereby. 

Be it further resolved:—That this Convocation hereby ex¬ 
presses the sorrow and loss felt by its members at the taking 
from us of our beloved Brother, and desires to extend this 
expression of sympathy to his family, the Parish, and the 
Church which he loved and served so well.” 

C. B. Ackley. 

F. Diaz-Volero. 

Emiliano Sanchez. 

The resolution was adopted by a unanimous rising vote. 


Resolution on the Election of the Rev. Arthur S. Lloyd as 
Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Virginia. 

“Whereas it has been reported in the Church papers that 
the Rev. Arthur S. Lloyd, D. D., has been elected to the Epis¬ 
copate as Coadjutor Bishop of Virginia, and has accepted the 
same, thereby necessitating his relinquishing the Secretaryship 
of the Board of Missions: 

Be it resolved:—That together with an expression of our 
heartfelt sorrow at the personal loss to each and every Mission 
and Missionary, which this change must cause, we, the mem¬ 
bers of the Missionary District of Cuba, in Convocation as¬ 
sembled, do hereby extend our hearty congratulation both 
to our beloved Secretary and to the Diocese of Virginia.” 

Charles B. Ackley. 

F. Diaz-Volero. 

Emiliano Sanchez. 

The resolution was unanimously adopted. 


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The Rev. Mr. Diaz offered the following resolution: 

“Be it resolved:—That a Church Paper be established, and 
that the Bishop be at liberty to solve the difficulties in the way, 
in the manner he may think best, the Convocation offeripg to 
second his efforts, but that the matter of the Paper be attended 
to, as one of the greatest importance.” 

The Rev. Mr. Steel of the Committee on the Rights of Clergy¬ 
men. presented a Report from that Committee as follows: 

“That in the case of the Rev. Jose Ramon Pena, which has 
been submitted to this Committee, it is our judgment that he 
is not canonically entitled to a seat in this Convocation.” 

W. W. Steel. 

Chas. B. Colmore. 

J. B. Mancebo. 


The Rev. Mr. Colmore moved that la- Committee of two be 
appointed to draw up and present to the Rev. Mr. Pena, resolu¬ 
tions expressive of the appreciation of this Convocation of the 
great services rendered by him to the work of the Church in 
Cuba. The motion was unanimously carried. 

The President appointed the Rev. Mr. Moreno and the Rev. 
Mr. Sharpe on the Committee created by the foregoing resolu¬ 
tion. 

The Convocation took la recess until 4.00 p.m. 


4.00 p.m. On the re-assembling of the Convocation, the 
Rev. Mr. Moreno presented the Report of the Committee on 
resolutions appreciative of the services of the Rev. Jose R. 
Pena, as follows: 

“The Committee appointed to take into consideration the 
faithful services of the Rev. Jose R. G. Pena, Deacon, and 
express the appreciation and sympathy in which he is held 
by this Convocation, proposes the following resolution: 

Be it resolved that the Fourth Convocation of the Missionary 
District of Cuba has the pleasure to remember the faithful 
services rendered by the Deacon Jose R. G. Pena. The diffi¬ 
culties overcome by him in the sad days of the War of 1895 
to 1898, to preserve the right to preach and pray in Cuba 
according to the Order of the Book of Common Prayer, was 
heroic, and it deserves all our respect and consideration. 

Be it further resolved: 



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To print this resolution in the Minutes of the day, and that 
the Secretary should send a copy to him and his family.” 

Respectfully submitted, 

Manuel F. Moreno. 

A. T. Sharpe. 

The Report was received and adopted. 

The Committee on Sunday-schools presented the following 
resolution which was adopted: 

“The Committee on Sunday-schools respectfully submit the 
following resolution : 

Resolved:—That the publication of the Catechism now being 
printed, be paid for from the funds of the Convocation, and 
placed on sale at cost to all members of this Convocation, dedi¬ 
cating all funds received from its sale to the use of the Sunday- 
school Committee for further publications; and further, that 
the Sunday-school Committee publish at once a simple form 
of Sunday-school Register, for use in this District.” 

Manuel F. Moreno. 

E. G. Harris. 

W. W .Steel. 

The Secretary read a communication from the Secretary of 
the General Convention of the Church in the United States. 
The Communication was ordered printed in the Appendix to 
the Journal, and consideration of its contents postponed until 
the next Convocation. 

The Registrar presented his Report which was received. 
Th'e Report follows: 


Report of the Registrar. 

“The Registrar begs leave at this Fourth Annual Convoca¬ 
tion, to congratulate the District on the successful and practical 
operation of the central Register, with the Parochial Registers 
now established in every part of the District, thus affording a 
permanent Record and Archive for the “Informations” from 
which the Parochial Records are formed. 

The extension of the Church work since the last Convocation, 
has added five to the number of Stations requiring a Parish 
Register. 


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There are now fifteen authorized Registers in use in the 
District, located at the following Parishes and Missions: 

Sian Pablo. Bolondron. 

Los Apostoles. Camaguey. 

San Francisco de Assisi. Cardenas. 

Cienfuegos. 

Colon. 

Guantanamo. 

Havana. 

Havana. 

La Gloria. 

Limonar. 

Macagua. 

Matanzas. 

Ocean Beach. 

Santiago de Cuba. 

The Isle of Pines. 


San Pablo. 
Santa Maria. 
All Saints. 
Calvario. 

Holy Trinity. 
Holy Trinity. 
San Felipe. 

La Trinidad. 
Fieles a Jesus. 
St. Paul’s. 

St. Mary’s. 


During the period of seventeen months, since the last Conve 
cation, there have been received from these Missions, the orig¬ 
inal “Informations,” duly signed, and indicating the registra¬ 
tion of new inscriptions as follows: 


Baptisms. 262 

Confirmations. 284 

Marriages. 82 

Burials. 17 


The total number of registrations now recorded in the au¬ 
thorized Registers, and reported to the Registrar since the 
establishment of the Church’s Mission in Cuba, aggregate: 


Baptisms.. 738 

Confirmations. 881 

Marriages. 284 

Burials. 95 


It is difficult to make comparisons with the previous year’s 
record, due to the fact that during said time, the work of the 
Registrar was largely the recuperation of old registrations, and 
the labor of systematizing the work in such a way as to facili¬ 
tate the preservation of the Church records. 

Comparisons with the Parochial Reports will indicate the 
increase of the work done, and the fidelity with which the 
original Informations have been forwarded to the Registrar. 

Experience has demonstrated the wisdom of the Central 
Record, but I must remind those in charge of Parochial 
Registers, that the only way to maintain it sueessfully is the 
prompt transmission of the “Informations” plainly written, 
and carefully numbered. 










I cannot enunciate too strongly the necessity of having 
always on hand a sufficient supply of blanks, and demanding 
of all applicants for the Church’s ministrations, a full detailed 
“Information,” before performing the ceremony in each case. 
All of the delays and troubles which have ensued, are founded 
on the failure to comply with this simple provision. I have 
prepared and had printed, a set of forms for the civil docu¬ 
ments required by the Marriage law, and have had them placed 
on sale with Harris Brothers, Co., Stationers, in Havana, as a 
convenient method of delivery to whomsoever may need them. 

As custodian of the Records qf the District, I desire to call 
attention to the lack of a secure place to deposit deeds and 
valuable Records of the District, where they may be accessible 
and secure. There is, at present, no proper place for such safe 
keeping of valuable Records.” 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. G. Harris, Registrar. 

Mr. E. G. Harris presented the Report of the Committee on 
Parochial Reports, as follows : 

“The Committee on Parochial Reports have to report that 
they have compiled a tabulation of the Reports made to this 
Convocation, and have experienced much difficulty and wasted 
much time, due to the lack of definite understanding of the 
requirements of the same. There seems to be little unity of 
opinion as to the proper use of the various heads under which 
subjects are classified, due largely to the lack of proper 
blanks in Spanish and English, with notes explanatory of the 
subjects. This necessity is imperative, and your Committee 
recommend that some method be adopted to secure the trans¬ 
mission of the Reports in advance, to some one authorized to 
examine and tabulate the same before the Convocation as¬ 
sembles. 

This whole subject should be placed in the hands of a 
Committee to save trouble in future Convocations. 

Summarizing these Reports covering a period of seventeen 
months, we have the following results: 


COMPARATIVE SUMMARY. 



1907 

1908-9 

Bishops. 

. . . . 1 

1 

Priests. 

. . . . 10 

12 

Deacons. 

. . . . 5 

4 

Baptisms. 

. . . . 134 

268 

Confirmations. 

. . . . 294 

297 

Communicants. 

. . . . 1017 

1355 








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1907 

1908-9 

Marriages. 

... 42 

84 

Burials. 

... 29 

24 

Sunday-schools. 


19 

Teachers. 

. . . . 46 

59 

Pupils. 

. . . 630 

983 

Parish Schools. 

. . . . 6 

9 

Teachers. 

... 19 

33 

Pupils. 

... 348 

533 

Church Buildings. . . . 

, . . . 7 

11 

Rectory Buildings. . . 

. . . . 3 

3 

Other Lots. 

... 5 

3 


Value of Church Property. . . $93,915.82 (a) $126,119.86 (a) 

Receipts from all other sources, 

not including Schools. . . . $25,204.69 (e) $ 26,068.51 (e) 

Receipts from Parochial Schools $ 9,058.99 $ 7,329.47 

(a) Mortgages on this property amount to $23,670.14. 

(e) This does not include balances brought over from the 
last year. $2,365.04, nor borrowed money. 


GENERAL STATEMENT. 

Receipts. 


Cash on hand, Jan ’y 1st, 1908. $ 2,365.04 

Offerings at the Holy Communion. 472.76 

Other Church Collections. 7,156.43 

Subscriptions and Donations. 7,691.16 

S. S. Collections. 241.42 

Tuition from Parish Schools. 7,329.47 

Money Borrowed. 6,126.03 

All other receipts. 3,177.27 


$34,559.58 

Disbursements. 

Parochial, except Parish Schools. $19,950.10 

Parochial, Parish Schools. 11,671.67 

Diocesan Objects. 900.87 

General Objects. 666.00 

Cash on hand. 1,370.94 


$34,559.58 

The Report was received, but the Statistical Statement wias 
returned to the Chairman of the Committee with the request 
that it Ik* corrected and returned to the Secretary. 




























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The Rev. Mr. Sturges presented the following resolution: 

“Resolved:—That it shall be the duty of each Clergyman 
in the District to send to the Historiogapher before June 1st 
1910, a History of each Mission under his charge, as complete 
ns he may be able to make it, which shall contain an account 
of the Historical events up to the time of the writing thereof, 
with the dates as far as they may be obtained; also it shall be 
the duty of each Clergyman, to send annually to the Historio¬ 
grapher a summary for the year of the history of the various 
events in his work worthy of record.” 

The resolution was adopted. 

The President announced the appointment of Mr. E. G. 
Harris and the Rev. Mr. Lopez-Guillen on the Committee to 
prepare the blank form for Parochial Reports; and, on the 
Committee on Increased Offerings, Mr. PI. A. Himely, Mr. 
Manuel Garcia y Sierra, and Mr. E. Sanchez. 

The Convocation then took up the elections required by the 
Constitution and the Secretary was ordered to cast the ballot 
of the Convocation for Mr. T. II. Harris, for Treasurer, Air. E. 
G. Harris for Registrar, and the Rev. W. AA r . Steel, for Histo¬ 
riographer. 

This being done, the gentlemen named were declared elected 
to the offices designated. 

The Rev. Air. Sharpe presented the following resolution: 

“Resolved:—That it is desirable that Branches of the AA r om- 
an’s Auxiliary should be established in every Congregation in 
this Alissionary District.” The resolution was adopted. 

The Rev. Air. Colmore moved that three hundred copies of 
the Journal be printed in English, and two hundred in Spanish, 
to be bound separately. The motion was carried. 

On motion of the Rev. Air. Lopez-Guillen, Air. E. G. Harris 
was permitted to address the Convocation in reference to Abar- 
riage Papers. 

Air. Himely moved that the Treasurer of the District be in¬ 
structed to pay the janitor of the Cathedral the sum of $4.24 
for extra work to which he has been put by the holding of the 
Convocation. 

The R ev. Air. Lopez-Guillen moved that, after the reading 
and approval of the Alinutes, this Convocation shall stand 
adjourned sine die. The motion was carried. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Fourth Annual 
Convocation of the Missionary District of Cuba was declared 
adjourned, sine die. 

C .M. Sturges, A. W. Knight, 

Secretary. 


President. 


APPENDIX A. 


THE BISHOP’S ADDRESS. 


Dear Brethren of the Clergy and Laity: 

For the fourth time I am able to greet you as we assemble 
for our Annual Convocation. I have availed myself of the 
provision in our Constitution, and changed the date of our 
Annual Assembly from January to* June, so that our reports 
at this Convocation will cover the work of seventeen months, 
instead of one year. 1 believe that the change of date has met 
with the unanimous approval of all in the District. 

It is our custom to note the names of those most conspicuous 
in the life of the Church, who have joined the ranks of the 
Church Expectant since our last Convocation. It is with heart¬ 
felt gratitude that I am able to state that death has not invaded 
the ranks of our own little band of workers in this Island. He 
has however, been exceedingly busy in the Church at large, 
and has removed six of our Bishops: 

The Rt. Rev. George Worthington, D. D., Bishop of Nebraska, 
and also in charge of the Churches in Europe, died January 
7th, 1908, aged 67. 

The Rt. Rev. Henry Yates Satterlee, D. D., Bishop of Wash¬ 
ington, died February 22nd, 1908, aged 64. 

The Right Rev. Ellison Capers, D. D., Bishop of South Caro¬ 
lina, died April 22nd 1908, aged 70. 

The Right Rev. Henry Codman Potter. D. D., Bishop of New 
York, died July 1st 1908, aged 74. 

The Right Rev. Edward Jennings Knight, D. D., Missionary 
Bishop of Western Colorado, died November 15th, 1908. 
aged 43. 

The Right Rev. George De Normandie Gillespie, D. 1)., Bishop 
of Western Michigan, died March 19th, 1909, aged 89. 

To the names of the above should be added that of Mr. 
George Clifford Thomas, Treasurer of the Domestic and 
Foreign Missionary Society. The mention of Mr. Thomas 
name during his lifetime brought inspiration to the hearts of 
all those who were working in the cause of our Lord Jesus 




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Christ. The mention of his name in death strikes grief to the 
hearts of iall; for we are bereaved indeed. So closely had he be¬ 
come identified with the Church’s work, particularly in the Mis¬ 
sion field, that it seems hard to believe that the great work can 
go on without him. In his busy life as a banker he allowed 
nothing to interfere with the portion of time which he had 
set apart for God’s work. Later in life he retired from active 
business so that he might devote the remaining years entirely 
to God’s service. He had prospered during the years of his 
business activity, and in his retirement, he not only devoted his 
superabundant energy, but his large means to the furthering of 
God’s work in the world. I will not speak to you of his activi¬ 
ties in his own Diocese and parish; but he forgot not these 
in the wider outlook which came to him when his vision rested 
on the world-wide aspect of the Master’s cause. To every 
Missionary of the Church throughout the world his name is 
familiar; and most of them have had some personal indication 
of his thoughtfulness, for he was not simply the official Treas¬ 
urer, but he was their friend. During the period of Mr. Thomas’ 
occupancy of the Treasurership of the Board of Missions the 
income of the Board has more than doubled, and the amount of 
work done in the field has increased in like proportion. The 
apportionment plan has been put in operation, and has ac¬ 
complished much in increasing the funds, but even this appor¬ 
tionment could not have proved so successful, if the Missionary 
spirit in the Church had not been stronger. To the 
successful working of the apportionment plan, and to 
the increase of the interest in the Missionary work of 
the Church, a layman such as Mr. George C. Thomas, 
could contribute much, and it would be safe to say that he did 
most to further this cause. In our own field we have felt the 
effect of his personal interest. To me he ciame at the General 
Convention at which I was chosen the first Missionary Bishop 
of Cuba, and said, “If you will go, I will back you. I mean 
what I say; I will back you up in the work down there.” He 
was true to his word, not merely in sympathy and counsel, but 
as well in personal contributions. I might tell of things that he 
has done for us, but one thing alone needs to be mentioned. 
His large contribution of $10,000 made possible the purchase of 
the lot on which our Cathedral Church now stands. Without 
this contribution, we would perhaps have gone on for years 
struggling and without courage to do; with it, we were in¬ 
spired to go on and accomplish something. This was ever his 
way, to give just at the right time, and in such a manner as to 
inspire others to do. He fell on sleep April 22nd, 1909, aged 69. 


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THE BOARD OF MISSIONS. 


The opportunity for work throughout the world has been 
so great, that the Board has steadily increased its appropria¬ 
tions for Missions expecting that the Church at large would 
respond to the increased necessity. It finds, however at the 
present outlook that the contributions have not come up to its 
expectations, so that it is facing the enormous deficit of Two 
Hundred Thousand Dollars for this year’s work .In view of 
this deficit, we in this field should not expect that there can 
be any material extension of our work during the next year. 
The Board is willing and anxious to see the w r ork extended, 
and it finds it difficult to refuse additional aid when the appeal 
comes; but it must first of all be faithful to the trust which 
the general Church has given it. and not involve the Church 
in financial difficulties. Nor must it encourage the Mission 
fields to take up new work which must be abandoned should a 
time of courtailment come. In view of the present emergency, 
I wish to urge two things upon you. 

(a) The first is, to cultivate the ground which we are now 
occupying, realizing the necessity of being able to say “No” 
to the invitations which may come, to take up additional w r ork 
in unoccupied places. To the Missionary who has the true 
spirit this is a difficult task, and it is hard for him to realize 
that he must be held in check. He should realize (1) that he 
has already enough work just at hand to occupy his full energy 
and strength, and that if he will put his full attention on that 
w r ork, he will after all accomplish more for the Church, and 
the work will be more thoroughly done; (2), that the opening 
of new work which at first may be done without additional 
force, will as the w r ork developes, require more workers, and 
thus involve additional expense. It may seem a strange thing 
for a Bishop to be endeavouring to hold in check the Mission¬ 
aries ; but the present emergency requires some word of warn¬ 
ing. Already we have jumped from nine congregations to 
forty-three in the brief space of four years. Our force is too 
limited to go on adding Missions, and do the work thoroughly. 
Let us not overlook the enormous task of equipping these Mis¬ 
sions, and tliat under our present system this whole burden is 
placed on tin* shoulders of tin* Bishop. 

(1)) Second, I would urge tin* necessity of doing somethin" 
ourselves towards meeting tli is great deficit. You ask me what 
you can do and 1 sav to you. “Go back to your fields of labor, 
and tell the people about it." Do not hesitate to tell them the 
whole story, and ask them to help. No one realizes more than I 
do the financial condition which exists in each of our Missions, 
nor is it expected that you will be able to do much ; but if every 


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Mission and Parish throughout the world would respond ac¬ 
cording to its ability, the deficit would disappear. I make this 
request of you, therefore, that in every Mission throughout 
the Island frequent offerings as provided for in Canon 17, 
be taken for Missions. 


IN OUR FIELD. 


I am sure that when the reports of the work are summarized, 
you will find that since our last Convocation we have made 
a considerable advance along all lines. Let me note a few of 
these. 


Congregations. 


Thirty-four congregations reported at our last Convocation. 
There should be reports at this Convocation from more than 
forty. The number of Communicants should also show a corres¬ 
ponding increase; and I believe that there will be shown a 
like increase in the number of Baptisms. In the Sunday- 
schools 1 am satisfied that the increase has been greater. 


Educational. 


All of the schools reporting at the last Convocation have 
been continued, and to these should be added new ones at 
Constancia, Colon, and Guanabacoa; which gives us at the 
present time nine parochial schools in operation, besides the 
Theological Seminary. It is my purpose to extend this school 
work as rapidly as possible, if it can be done without involving 
expense. There are plans for opening other schools in the fall, 
under the auspices of the Church; but whose obligations are 
provided outside of the Church. 


Material Equipment. 


Sin ce the last Convocation we have opened the Cathedral 
for Divine Services. This was done on Palm Sunday, April 12th 
1908. While the building has been finished, there is much yet 
to do in the way of furnishing, and there is la debt in the form 
of a mortgage on tin? structure. But we rejoice to have it, even 
with its encumbrance, and unfurnished. 

On the sixth of May, 1908, I laid the Corner-stone of the new 
Church at Guantanamo. This building has been in the course 
of erection for a .year. The work has been slow, as we have 
gone on with it as we had the funds, not being willing to incur 
any indebtedness. It is to be a beautiful structure, and will 
cost, when completed, about $12,000, exclusive of the lot. 


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The new Episcopal Residence has also been built during the 
year. It is a fine and comfortable house. This was built from 
funds given by the Board of Missions from the Men’s Thank 
Offering, which was taken at the General Convention which 
met in Richmond in October, 1907. 

At Bacuranao we have built a very neat little frame Chapel, 
which was opened by me on the Third Sunday after Easter 
of this year. 

At Constancia, on the eighteenth of April I laid the Corner¬ 
stone of the new school building. This school building is the 
property of the Sugar Company; but the school is under the 
direction and oversight of the Church. 

At Ensenada de Mora Mr. Alfred Harrison of Philadelphia 
has just finished a beautiful Church, costing about $15,000. A 
Rectory will be added, and a resident Missionary, whose charge 
will'not be on the Board of Missions, will be sent to that place. 
The consecration of this building has been postponed until 
next fall, when we hope to have the resident Clergyman 
present. 

These notes in the material equipment of the field will indi¬ 
cate that we have made more progress in this Convoeational 
period than ever before. Still there is so much to be done that I 
am appalled when I contemplate the situation. When I tell you 
that at present we are paying nearly Ten Thousand Dollars 
annually in rents, you will realize how great the pressure is 
on me to provide the equipment. 

Sunday-Schools. 

It has seemed to me in my visitations that the weakest point 
in our work is to be found in our Sunday-schools; and yet if 
our work is to tell in the future, it is at this point that 
we ought to begin in strengthening the work. I realize 
fully the difficulties with which we have been compelled to 
contend. There has been great lack of trained teachers, and 
we have not had sufficient literature in Spanish; but gradually 
we are overcoming these handicaps, and we ought now to be 
in a better position in this respect to do our work. The General 
Convention of our Church has been giving special study to the 
Sunday school problem. At its last meeting it received a report 
from a Commission which it had appointed to study the ques¬ 
tion of Sunday school Instruction. If any of the Clergy have 
not received and read this Repgrt, it can be obtained by writing 
to the Rev. Dr. Herman L. Duhring, 225 South 3rd St. Phil¬ 
adelphia, Penn., who will gladly send it gratuitously. I com¬ 
mend its study to all of our Clergy, and those who are engaged 
in Sunday-school work. Heretofore 1 have not systematically 
visited the Sunday schools of the various Missions, but now 


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I request the Clergy, whenever I make a visitation in the future, 
that they will always make arrangements for me to meet with 
the Sunday schools of the various Missions. You will have a 
report from the Committee on Sunday schools, appointed at 
our last Convocation and I urge upon you the importance of 
giving time for the consideration of this report. This I regard 
as the most important work to come before you. 

Methods of Work. 

A successful work requires method. That congregation suc¬ 
ceeds best which gives its members the most to do. The Chris¬ 
tian life should be a life of activity; but many members of 
the Church who feel and realize the need of this activity are 
idle because they do not know how or where to begin. Some 
are loth, too, to undertake independent work, because they 
know that such independent work, as a rule, is unsystematic 
and ephemeral. The best pastor is he who has some definite 
plan up to which he is working, and uses all the available 
material in his congregation for the accomplishment of that 
plan, assigning to each person that which he is best fitted to 
do. That your work may succeed better and become more per¬ 
manent in its character, I suggest that in each Mission some¬ 
thing definite be undertaken, 'and that the Missionaries try to 
interest the people in that undertaking; not in any vague way 
from the pulpit, but by assigning to different ones their part. 
It may be some material thing which will add to the equip¬ 
ment of the Mission field; it may be the raising a certain por¬ 
tion of the Missionaries’ stipends; or it may be any of the mani¬ 
fold activities which go towards the extension of the Spiritual 
Kingdom. But, I say, give them something to do! Do not treat 
them as children iand incompetents! And above all, do not be 
afraid to ask them to do! Alas! I fear that this timidity on 
the part of the Clergy is the greatest drawback to the success 
of the religion of Jesus Christ. They are blind to the fact that 
men want to do, and want to be shown how to do. In Cuba 
this applies directly when we come to the financial question. 
The Clergy do not require the people to do more for the work 
through fear of repelling them from the Church. They cite 
the years of education along different lines which the Cuban 
people have had, and tell us that it will not do to insist at 
this time on their taking a more active part in the financial 
affairs of their work. I do not think .a more grave and serious 
error could be made on the part of the Missionary. I believe 
that if he would give his people more to do in the way of caring 
for the financial interests of the work, that he would find his 
work prospering more along all lines. He would also tie his 
people to the work by the bonds of mutual interest. 


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Panama and the Canal Zone. 


Since the last Convocation, owing to the death of the Bishop 
of Washington, the oversight of the Church’s work in Panama 
and the Canal Zone has been assigned to me. I have been 
compelled to make two extended trips to the Isthmus, where 
we have six Clergymen at work, with eighteen congregations. 
In the year 1908 there were one hundred and fifty baptisms, one 
hundred and fifty-seven marriages, and three hundred and 
fifty-seven persons confirmed. It will be recognized from these 
figures that our Church has a very important work to do on 
the Isthmus, particularly during the construction of the Canal, 
and that it requires much of my care and attention. I am 
fully aware of the resolution passed by the last Convocation 
in regard to my undertaking any visitations to Panama, and 
that this resolution was passed at a time when I was requested 
simply to make a visitation to the Isthmus for the Bishop of 
Washington, who then had charge of the work; but I have not 
seen my way clear to refuse to take the entire oversight of the 
field when requested to do so by the Presiding Bishop. I 
accepted the Charge with the understanding that I would have 
the right to resign it at such time as I found that it interfered 
with my duties in our own special work. In making my visit¬ 
ations to the Isthmus I have tried to do so without interrupt¬ 
ing the Cuban work. I know that you will overlook my extend¬ 
ed absences from Cuba, when you realize the needs of the 
work in the Isthmus of Panama. I can say this to you, how- 
ever, that whenever the Convocation of this District feels that 
the work in Cuba is suffering from the additional time and 
labor which the Panamia work requires from me, I will resign 
its charge, and will request the Presiding Bishop to appoint 
some other Bishop to take up the work. My first duty and 
obligation is to the Missionary District of Cuba, to which I was 
consecrated. 


Organized Missions. 


Since the last Convocation, the organization of the Mission 
at Colon has been changed, and the old organization under 
the name of San Jose has gone out of existence. In its place 
a new organization was formed under the niame of Santa Maria. 
I have also sanctioned the organization of a Mission at Ocean 
Beach, with the name of St. Paul; one at Guaniguanico under 
the name of St. John; and one at Macagua-Arabos with the 
name of Da Trinidad. The organized Missions of the District 
with the right to lay representation in this Convocation are as 
follows: St. Paul’s, Ocean Beach; St. John’s, Guaniguanico; 
the Cathedral Church, Havana; Calvario, Havana; Fieles a 


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Jesus, Matianzas; San Pablo, Cienfucgos; Holy Apostles, Cama- 
guey; Ploly Trinity, La Gloria; Santa Maria, Santiago de Cuba; 
All Saints, Guantanamo; La Trinidad, Maciagua. 

Resume. 

As we look back on the last year which comprises seventeen 
months of work, we have just cause for gratitude that God 
has enabled us to accomplish so much. In glancing over the 
field it is necessary to include in that view the work done in 
the Isthmus of Panama; for while it does not form a part of 
this District, it never-the-less has as its Ordinary the Bishop 
of this District. Taking the Confirmations as an index of 
growth it will be found that there were six hundred and seventy 
persons confirmed in the combined fields. This was the work 
of twenty-one missionaries. I am sure that no field of work 
within the jurisdiction of the Church can show such great 
results with so few workers. It is but an index of the zeal 
and earnestness of the men who have made so pleasant and 
hopeful my own labors. This phenomenal growth, however, 
can hardly mark each year’s work, and so if we fall short this 
year it should not discourage us. In Panama, the work had long 
been without the visitation of a Bishop, and so there was an 
accumulation of classes which have augmented the number of 
persons confirmed beyond that which is natural. In Cuba we 
have about reached what should be our natural number, as the 
last Convocational report showed 294, and that for this year 
shows 296 confirmed. 

In the seventeen months, I have read the Services of the 
Church 185 times; have celebrated the Holy Communion 32 
times; have baptized 5 infants; have held 63 appointments for 
Confirmation ; at which I confirmed 470 persons. I have li¬ 
censed 13 lay-readers; have received 8 postulants, and admitted 
6 candidates for the Holy Ministry. I have ordained I Deacon 
and 1 Priest, and have assisted at the consecration of 1 Bishop. 
I have travelled upwards of 23,000 miles, have written nearly 
2,000 letters, and have attended as best I could to the adminis¬ 
trative work of my office. With it all, I thank God that there 
has been no great tax of the physical strength with which He 
has endowed me. 

Once more T bid you welcome, and once more I invoke the 
Great Head of the Church to direct your labors in this Convo¬ 
cation to His glory, and the upbuilding of His Kingdom on 
earth. 


DIARY OF THE BISHOP. 


January 1908. 

1. Celebrated Holy Communion in Holy Trinity Cathedral, 
Havana, at 8 a.m. 

2. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

5. In Church of San Pablo, Bolondron, preached and con¬ 
firmed four candidates presented by the Rev. M. F. Mo¬ 
reno. 

6. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

7. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

8. Delivered Address at the opening* Services of the Third 
Annual Convocation, and celebrated the Holv Communion 
in Holy Trinity Chapel, Havana. 

9. Read Service, and presided at session of the Convo¬ 
cation. 

10. Read opening Service and presided at Convocation. 

12. Took part in Evening Prayer, and preached in Sagua la 
Grande. Was assisted by Rev. C. M. Sturges and Rev. F. 
de S. Carroll. 

13. Signed lease for Chapel in Sagua la Grande. 

14. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

15. Read Service in Cathedral School. Visited Seminary at 
Jesus del Monte and addressed the students. Took order 
for the ordination of Rev. Francisco Diaz to the Priesthood. 

16. Read Service in the Cathedral School. 

17. Read Service in Cathedral School. Received Ramon 
Rivero, Jose Ripoll, and Jose G. Pena as postulants for 
the Holy Ministry. 

19. Preached, and ordained to the Priesthood Rev. F. Diaz 
Volero. Candidate was presented by Rev. C. B. Colmore, 
Rev. Messers Sharpe, Steel, and Morell assisting at the 
Service. At 3 p.m. visited the Sunday-school in the Ve- 
dado. 

20. Read Service in Cathedral School. Presided at meeting 
of the Faculty of the Seminary in the afternoon. 

21. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

22. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

23. Presided at meeting of the Advisory Building Com¬ 
mittee of the Cathedral. 


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24. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

26. Attended Celebration of the Holy Communion at 8 a.m. 
in Holy Trinity Chapel. At 10 a.m. took part in Morning 
Pnayer and made Address. 3 p.m. visited Sunday-school in 
the Vedado. 

28. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

29. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

31. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

February. 

1. Celebrated Holy Communion and preached in Holy 
Trinity Chapel, Havana, assisted by Rev. C. B. Colmore. 

3 p.m. visited the Sunday-school in the Vedado. 

3. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

4. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

5. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

6. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

7. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

9. Attended Celebration of the Holy Communion in Cal- 
vario Chapel, Jesus del Monte, 8 a.m. Attended Morning 
Prayer 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Chapel, Havana. Sermon 
was preached by Rev. P. A. Rodriguez of Nashville, Ten¬ 
nessee. In the afternoon attended Baptismal Service at 
Marisanao. 

10. Read Service in Cathedral School. 10 a.m. met with 
Council of Advice. In the afternoo.n presided at a meeting 
of the Faculty of the Seminary. 

12. Read Service in Cathedral School. Admitted Jose Ma- 
tias Ripoll as a Candidate for Holy Orders. 

13. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

14. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

16. At 8 a.m. celebrated Holy Communion in Holy Trinity 
Chapel, Havana. Assisted at Morning Prayer in same place. 
At 7.30 p.m. confirmed one person in Chapel at Jesus del 
Monte, Candidate presented by Rev. A. T. Sharpe. 

17. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

18. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

19. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

20. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

21. Read Service in Cathedral School, and admitted Cristo¬ 
bal Bonifacio Castro as a Postulant for the Holy Ministry. 

22. Admitted Eulialio Rodriguez as a postulant for the Holy 
Ministry. 

23. Attended Holy Communion at Holy Trinity Chapel, 
Havana, at 9 a.m., and took part in Morning Prayer, and 
preached in the same place at 10 a.m. 4 p.m. made an ad¬ 
dress to the Young Men’s Christian Association. At 8 p.m. 
attended Evening Prayer in Holy Trinity Chapel. 


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24. Gave letters Dimissory to the Rev. Charles Whitson 
Frazer to the Diocese of Georgia. 

27. Assisted at Service at 8 p.m. and preached at McKinley, 
Isle of Pines, Archdeacon Steel being with me. 

28. 8 p.m. took part in Service and preached at Nueva 
Gerona, Isle of Pines. 

29. Baptized infant child at Nueva Gerona. 

March. 

1. At 8 a.in. took part in Service, preached, and confirmed 
one person at Columbia. At 3.30 p.m. took part in Service 
and confirmed two persons at Santa Rosalia. At 7.30 p.m. 
took part in the Service and preached at Santa Fe. As¬ 
sisted in all these Services by Archdeacon Steel. 

4. Attended Service at Holy Trinity Chapel 10 a.m. Pre¬ 
sided at meeting of Cathedral Chapter at 8 p.m. 

5. Read Service in Cathedral School. At 3 p.m. attended 
meeting of the Board of Directors of Church in Cuba 
Society. 

6. Read Service in Cathedral School. In the afternoon 
attended a meeting of the Directors of the Church in 
Cuba Society. 

7. Attended Evening Prayer in Holy Trinity Chapel, Ha¬ 
vana. 

8. Celebrated Holy Communion at 8 a.m. in Holy Trinity 
Chapel, Havana, assisted at Morning Prayer in same place. 

15. Took part in Service and preached in Holy Trinity 
Chapel, Havana, at 10 a.m. Visited Sunday-school in the 
Vedado, at 3.30 p.m. 

20. Attended Evening Prayer in Holy Trinity Chapel. 

21. Received commission from Presiding Bishop to act as 
his Commissary in charge of the Panama-Canal Mission. 
Attended Service at 4 p.m. in Holy Trinity Chapel, Ha¬ 
vana. 

22. 8.30 a.m. attended Holy Communion in Calvario Chapel, 
Jesus del Monte. At 9 a.m. visited Sunday-school at same 
place. 10 a.m. attended Morning Prayer in Holy Trinity 
Chapel, Havana. 

23. Read Service in Holy Trinity Chapel, Havana, at 8 a.m. 

25. Read Service in Cathedral School. Attended Service 
at 4 p.m. Holy Trinity Chapel, Havana. 

29. Took part in Service and preached in Holy Trinity 
Chapel, Havana. At 4 p.m. visited Sunday-school in tin* 
Vedado. 

30. Read Service in Cathedral School. At 4 p.m. attended 
Service in Holy Trinity Chapel, Havana. 

31. Read Service in Cathedral School, and at 4 p.m. at¬ 
tended Service in Holy Trinity Chapel, Havana. 


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April. 

1. Celebrated Holy Communion at 8 a.in. in Holy Trinity 
Chapel, Havana, and said Litany in same place at 10 a.m. 

2. Read Service in Cathedral School. At 4 p.m. read Serv¬ 
ice in Holy Trinity Chapel, Havana. Purchased lot for 
the Episcopal Residence. 

3. Read Service in Cathedral School. At 4 p.m. read Serv¬ 
ice in Holy Trinity Chapel. 

4. At 4 p.m. read Service in Holy Trinity Chapel. In the 
evening presided at a meeting of the Cathedral Chapter. 

5. Celebrated Holy Communion at 8 a.m. in Holy Trinity 
Chapel. At 10 a.m. said Litany, preached, and celebrated 
Holy Communion in same place. At 4 p.m. attended 
Sunday-school in the Yedado, and gave instruction to 
Confirmation Class. 

6. Read Service in Cathedral School. At 4 p.m. read Serv¬ 
ice in Holy Trinity Chapel. 

7. Read Service in Cathedral School. At 4 p.m. read Serv¬ 
ice in Holy Trinity Chapel, Havana. 

8. Celebrated Holy Communion in Holy Trinity Chapel, 
at 8 a.m. At 10 a.m. said Litany in same place. 

9. Read Service in Cathedral School. At 4 p.m. read Serv¬ 
ice in Holy Trinity Chapel. 

10. Read Service in Cathedral School in the morning. 
Read Service at 4 p.m. in Holy Trinity Chapel. 

12. Celebrated first Holy Communion in new Cathedral at 

«/ 

8 a.m. Attended Celebration of Holy Communion in Span¬ 
ish at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m., assisted by the Rev. Messers 
Colmore, Steel, Sharpe, Mayer, Moreno, Diaz, and Morell, 
took part in Morning Prayer and preached first sermon 
in new Cathedral. At 8 p.m. had evening Prayer in Spanish 
at same place. 

13. Celebrated Holy Communion at 8 a.m. in Holy Trinity 
Chapel. Said Evening Prayer at 4 p.m. in same place. 
Appointed Rev. Messers E. G. Harris and Davis, and 
Mrs. Brooks and Miss Checkley as Delegates to Pan- 
Anglican Congress to meet in London in June. 

14. Celebrated Holy Communion in Holy Trinity Chapel, 
and read Morning Prayer in same place. 

15. Celebrated Holy Communion in Holy Trinity Chapel 
at 8 a.m. 

16. Celebrated Holy Communion in Holy Trinity Chapel 
at 8 a.m. Said Evening Prayer in same place. 

17. Attended Morning Prayer at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral. 
Held Three Hours Passion Service, and made addresses 
on the Seven Words from the Cross. At 4 p.m. attended 
Service in same place. 


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18. Attended Evening Prayer at 4 p.m. in Cathedral. 

19. 7 a.m. celebrated Holy Communion at the Altar in my 
own house, with twenty-seven communicants. At 10 a.m. 
took part in Service and celebrated Holy Communion in 
the Cathedral. At 3.30 p.m. attended Children’s Easter 
Service in Cathedral. At 7.30 p.m. visited Calvario Mission 
and confirmed four persons presented by Rev. A. T. Sharpe. 

20. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

21. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

22. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

23. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

24. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

26. At 10 a.m. preached in Cathedral, and confirmed eight 
persons presented by Rev. C. B. Colmore. Attended Even¬ 
ing Prayer in Spanish at 8 p.m. 

29. Met the Advisory Building Committee at 4 p.m. 

30. Admitted Sergio Ledo, Jose G. Pena, and Cristobal 
Bonifacio Castro as Candidates for the Holy Ministry. 


May. 


3. Celebrated Holy Communion in Cathedral at 10 a.m. 
At 7.45 p.m. in Matanzas confirmed thirty persons pre¬ 
sented by Rev. F. Diaz. 

5. 7.30 p.m. preached and confirmed one person in All 
Saint’s Chapel, Guantanamo, candidate presented by Rev.- 
J. M. Lopez-Guillen. After the Service, presided at Vestry 
meeting and discussed construction of new Church. 

6. At 8 a.m. laid Corner-stone for new Church of All 
Saints, Guantanamo, and made address. At 8 p.m. preach¬ 
ed, and confirmed in St. Mary’s Chapel, Santiago, four 
persons presented by Rev. J. B. Mancebo. 

7. At 7.30 p.m. preached and confirmed two persons pre¬ 
sented by Archdeacon Sturges in St. Paul’s Chapel, Cam- 


10. 


17. 

20 . 


23. 

28 . 


agiiey. 

At 11 a.m. in Holy Trinity Chapel, La Gloria, preached 
and celebrated Holy Communion, and confirmed two per¬ 
sons presented by Archdeacon Sturges. 

At Tampa Florida confirmed in private one person pre¬ 
sented by Rev. W. W. De Hart. 

At 11 a.m. Christ Church, Savannah, took part in the 
Consecration of Rev. F. F. Reese, D. D. as Bishop of 
Georgia. Other Bishops taking part in Consecration were 
the Bishops of Atlanta, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, 

Sailed from New Orleans at 11 a.m. in Steamship Ellis 
for Panama. 

Arrived at Panama. 


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29. At Gorgona, Canal Zone, preached and confirmed ten 
persons presented by Archdeacon Bryan. 

30. At 10.30 a.m. made an Address at the Memorial Ser¬ 
vices in Ancon Hospital Chapel, and in the afternoon at 
Las Cascadas preached and confirmed eight persons pre¬ 
sented by Archdeacon Bryan. 

31. At 7 a.m. celebrated Holy Communion in Ancon Cha¬ 
pel. At 10 a.m. preached and confirmed five persons 
presented by Archdeacon Bryan in Ancon Chapel. 
At 11.30 a.m. in Ancon Hospital confirmed one person 
presented by Archdeacon Bryan. At 3 p.m. preached and 
confirmed fourteen persons presented by Rev. Mr. Hulcare. 
At 7.30 p.m. in St. Paul’s Church, Panama City, preach¬ 
ed and confirmed nineteen persons presented by Rev. Mr. 
Eskins. 

t 

June. 

1. At 11.30 a.m. preached and confirmed seventeen at 
Las Cascadas. At 4 p.m. preached and confirmed twelve 
at Mount Hope. At 7.30 p.m. preached and confirmed six 
in Christ Church, Colon. The candidates at Las Cascadas 
and Mount Hope presented by Archdeacon Bryan; those 
at Colon by the Rev. E. J. Cooper, of Christ Church. 

2. At 7.30 a.m. celebrated the Holy Communion in Christ 
Church Colon. At 9.30 a.m. took part in Morning Prayer 
in same Church, and addressed the children of the Sunday 
school. At 1.30 p.m. sailed for New Orleans. 

13. In Havana, took part in examination of Vicente Angel 
Tuzzio for Deacon’s Orders. 

14. 10 a.m. in the Cathedral, Havana, I ordered as Deacon, 
Vicente Angel Tuzzio. The Candidate was presented by 
the Rev. Mr. Colmore, and the sermon was preached by 
the Rev. Mr. Sharpe. The Rev. Mr. Morell assisted in the 
Service. At 8 p.m. confirmed five in the Cathedral, the 
candidates being presented by Rev. Mr. Morell. 

15-20. Attending to office duties in Havana. 

21. Confirmed six persons and preached in Chapel of San 
Filipe, Limonar, at 11 a.m. Rev. Mr. Planas presenting 
the candidates. At 7.45 p.m. in Chapel of Fieles a Jesus, 
Matanzas, confirmed four candidates presented by Rev. 
Mr. Diaz. 

24. Attended celebration of the Holy Communion in the 
Cathedral Havana. 

27. Visited Constancia, and made arrangements to open a 
school and Mission in the fall. 


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28. At 10.30 a.m. took part in Morning Prayer, and 
preached in Chapel of San Pablo, Cienfuegos. At 7.30 p.m. 
took part in Evening Prayer in same place. Chaplain 
Brander and Mr. Ripoll assisted in these Services. 

20. At 8 p.m. confirmed two presented by Rev. Mr. Diaz 
in Chapel of Santa Maria, Colon. 

30. At 7.45 p.m. confirmed four, presented by Rev. Mr. 
Diaz in Chapel of San Francisco, Cardenas. 


o. 


9 . 

12 . 

14. 

19 . 


20. 

22 . 

23. 


24. 

28. 

2 . 

9. 


July. 


Celebrated the Holy Communion at 8 a.m., and 10 a.m. 
in the Cathedral, Havana. 

Issued Lay-readers' Licenses to Messers Ripoll, Castro, 
and Carreras. 

Attended Celebration of the Holy Communion in the 
Cathedral, at 8 a.m. At 10 a.m. took part in services, 
and preached in same place. 

Left for Jacksonville, Florida, to join my family. 

Celebrated the Holy Communion at 7 a.m. in Saint 
John’s Church, Jacksonville, Florida. At 11 a.m. took 
part in Morning Prayer. At 8 p.m. read Evening Prayer, 
and preached in same place. 

Left Jacksonville for New York, with my family. 

Held Conference with the Secretaries of the Board of 
Missions in Church Missions House, New York. Attended 
Missionary service at 12 m. 

Held Conference in Missions House with Rev. Messers 
Lopez-Gillen, Ackley, and Snavely, and Dr. S. B. Harris. 
Appointed Rev. C. B. Ackley to the Mission at Guantana¬ 
mo, and transferred Rev. Mr. Lopez-Guillen to a Professor¬ 
ship in the Seminary, and the work at Guanabacoa. Ap¬ 
pointed Rev. Messers Ackley, and Lopez-Guillen as my 
Chaplains to examine Dr. Harris for Deacon’s Orders. 
Attended Missionary service at 12 m. 

Held Conference with Secretaries of the Board of Mis¬ 
sions in Church Missions House. 

Arrived in Stockbridge, Mass, with my family. 

August. 

Road Litany, and assisted at Celebration of the Holy 
Communion in Saint Paul 's Church, Stockbridge, Mass, at 
11 a.m. Attended Evening Prayer in same Church at 


o p.m. 

Read Morning Prayer in St. Paul’s Church, Stockbridge. 
Attended Evening Prayer in same Church. 

Left Stockbridge for Brunswick Maine, with my fam¬ 
ily. 


11 . 


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16. Read Morning Prayer and preached in St. Paid ’s Church 
Brunswick, Maine. 

16. Read Morning Prayer and preached in St. Paul’s Church 
Brunswick, Maine. Read Evening Prayer and preached 
in same place. 

24. Left Brunswick for Stockbridge, Mass. 

30. Attended Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer in Saint 
Paul’s Church, Stockbridge. 

September. 

6. Read Litany and assisted in Celebration of the Holy 
Communion in St. Paul’s Church, Stockbridge. Attended 
Evening Prayer in same place. 

13. Preached at St. Paul’s, Stockbridge, at 11 a.m. 

14. Gave letter Dimissory to Rev. F. de S. Carroll, Deacon, 
to the Diocese of Georgia. 

15. Attended meeting of Board of Missions in New York. 
Nominated Rev. C. E. Suavely to the Mission at Cama* 
guey, and parts adjacent. Nominated Miss Mabel D. 
Smith as Principal of the Guanabacoa school. 

20. At 8 a.m. celebrated Holy Communion at St. Paul’s 
Church, Stockbridge. Attended Morning Prayer in same 
Church. At 7 p.m. read Evening Prayer and preached in 
St. Paul’s Church South Lee, Massachusetts. 

27. At 11 a.m. preached in St. Paul’s Church, Larehmont, 
New York. In the evening, in New York City held a Con¬ 
ference with Mr. John W. Wood, Corresponding Secretary 
of the Board of Missions. 

October. 

1. Took final order transferring Rev. C. M. Sturges to 
Sagua la Grande, and Rev. J. M. Lopez-Guillen to Guan¬ 
abacoa, and Rev. C. E. Suavely to Camaguey. Also took 
final order transferring Miss L. M. Kelton to Constancia. 

4. Took part in Service and preached in St. Paul’s Church, 
North Adams, Mass., at 11 a.m. 

11. At 9.45 a. m. preached in Church of the Redeemer, 
Bryn Mawr, Penna. At 11 A. M. preached again in same 
Church. At 7.45 p.m. preached special sermon to men in 
Church o f the Holy Apostles, Philadelphia, Penna. 

13. Addressed Women’s Auxiliary of St. Agnes’ Chapel, 
New York, at 12 m. At 2 p.m. attended meeting of Board 
of Missions. 

15. Left for Jacksonville, Florida, with my family, being 
called there by a telegram informing me of critical illness 
of a member of my family. 


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18. Attended Morning Prayer in St. John’s Church, Jack¬ 
sonville. 

25. At 11 a.m. preached in St. Stephen’s Church, Wilkes 
Ilarre, Penn. At 3.30 p.m. addressed Sunday school of 
same Church. At 7.30 p.m. preached in Calvary Church. 
Wilkes Barre. 

26. Addressed Clergy of Archdeaconry of Scranton in 
Calvary Church, Wilkes Barre, at 7.30 p.m. 

27. Addressed Clergy of Archdeaconry of Scranton in Cal- 
.varv Parish House Wilkes Barre. 

28. Attended Evening Prayer in St. Luke’s Church, 
Scranton, Penna. After Service, addressed the men of 
the Parish in the Parish House. 

November. 

1. At 11 a.m. assisted at the Holy Communion and preach¬ 
ed in Trinity Church, New Haven. Conn. At 7.30 p.m. 
preached in Christ Church, West Haven. 

2. At 3 p.m. addressed Women’s Missionary Society of 
New Haven. At 8.30 p.m. addressed the Brook’s Club in 
Trinity Parish House. 

3. Addressed Junior Clergy Missionary Society in Parish 
House of Church of Incarnation, New York City. Nomi¬ 
nated to the Board of Missions Rev. W. H. Decker for 
work in Canal Zone, Panama. 

4. Assisted at Celebration of the Holv Communion, and 
addressed Annual Meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary of 
Diocese of Massachusetts, in Trinity Church, Boston. 

5. Attended Morning Prayer in St. John’s Chapel, Cam¬ 
bridge, Mass. 

6. Addressed Women’s Auxiliary of Church of the Advent, 
Boston, at 11 a.m. At 5 p.m. addressed students of Epis¬ 
copal Divinity School, Cambridge. 

8. Preached at Grace Church, Orange, New Jersey, at 11 
a.m. Preached at the Church of the Holy Communion, 
South Orange, at 4 p.m. Preached at St. Paul’s Church. 
East Orange, at 7.45 p.m. 

9. Accepted Letter Dimissory of Rev. Charles Edwin Sna- 
velv from the Missionary District of Porto Rico. 

10. Attended meeting of Board of Missions, in New York. 

12. At Lancaster, Penna, made an address to the Men’s 
Club of the Diocese of Harrisburg. 

13. At 10.30 a.m. addressed Annual meeting of the Women’s 
Auxiliary of the Diocese of Pennsylvania in Holy Trinity 
Church Philadelphia. At 2.30 p.m. made another address 
to the meeting. 


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13. Preached at St. Paul’s Church, Washington D. C. at 11 
ia.ni. Preached at St. Alban’s at 4.30 p.m. Preached at 
St. Mark’s Church at 7.45 P. M. 

16. Confirmed one person at the request of the Rector in 
Church of the Epiphany, Washington, D. C. At 12.30 was 
received by the President of the United States. In the 
evening addressed Churchman’s League of Diocese of 
Washington 

17. Sailed from New York for Isthmus of Panama, in com¬ 
pany with Rev. W. H. Decker, on Steamship Panama. 

22. Preached on board Steamship, Rev. Mr. Decker read¬ 
ing the service. Large and attentive congregation. 

23. Arrived at Cristobal at 8 a.m. in evening preached 
and confirmed twelve, assisted by Rev. E. J. Cooper in 
Christ Church, Colon. 

21. At 7.30 p.m. confirmed thirteen in St. Andrew’s, Gor- 
gona, tand addressed them. Archdeacon Bryan presented 
the candidates. 

25. In St. Mark’s Culebra, confirmed and addressed fifteen 
candidates presented by the Rev. J. C. IJlcare. 

26. Took part in Service and preached in St. Luke’s Chapel, 
Ancon. 

27. In St. Andrew’s Mission, Empire, at 8 p.m. confirmed 
eighteen candidates and addressed them. Candidates were 
presented by Archdeacon Bryan. 

28. In St. Philip’s, Las Cascadas, at 3 p.m. confirmed nine 
and addressed them. 

29. Preached and confirmed three in St. Luke’s, Ancon, at 
10 a.m. At 3 p.m. took part in Service land addressed 
congregation of St. Paul’s Church, Panama City. At 8 p.m. 
assisted by the Archdeacon and Rev. Mr. Decker, opened 
the new Church of St. Mary at Empire. The sermon was 
preached by myself. 

30. By cable nominated Rev. William Cross to the Board 
of Missions for the work at Cristobal and Gatun. At 6.30 
p.m. confirmed eight at La Boca, and addressed them. At 
8 p.m. attended reception at residence of Archdeacon in 

Ancon. 

December. 

1. Took part in Service and preached at Cristobal at 
8 p.m. 

2. Attended Celebration of the Holy Communion in Christ 
Church, Colon, at 8 a.m. At 2 p.m. accompanied by 
Archdeacon Hendrick, sailed for Kingston, Jamaica, on 
Steamship Atrato. 


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3. Arrived at Kingston, Jamaica, at 12 in., and trans¬ 
ferred to the Oteri for Santiago de Cuba. After putting to 
sea. found steamer intended touching at Port an Prince, 
Haiti, to land revolutionary exiles, who had been no¬ 
tified of the success of the revolution in Haiti. Thirty two 
of these revolutionists on board. 

4. Arrived at Port au Prince, Haiti, at tarn o’clock. Anchor¬ 
ed inside war ships, and near shore. Great deal of diffi¬ 
culty about landing the revolutionists. Finally landed 
them at night, and left for Cuba. Was not permitted to 
land, but was near enough to shore to witness the excite¬ 
ment of setting up the new government. 

8. Arrived Santiago at 6 a.m. Left immediately for Guan¬ 
tanamo. At 7.20 p.m. preached and took part in Service 
in All Saints Chapel. 

9. At 8.15 p.m. confirmed seven, and preached in Chapel 
of Santa Maria, Santiago de Cuba. The candidates were 
presented by Rev. J. B. Mancebo. 

10. Confirmed two and preached in Chapel of Holy Apos¬ 
tles, Camaguey. Candidates were presented by Rev C. E. 
Suavely. 

12. Attended Evening Prayer in Spanish in Chapel of San 
Pablo, Cienfuegos, the Rev F. Diaz preaching. 

13. At 8 a.m. confirmed seven and preached in Chapel of 
San Pablo, Cienfuegos. At 10 a.m. preached and celebrated 
Holy Communion in same place. At 7.30 p.m. baptized 
an infant, said Evening Prayer in English, and preached 
at Constancia. The Rev. Mr. Diaz with me; he also read a 
portion of Evening Prayer in Spanish and preached. 

14. At 3 p.m. baptized infant child of Dr. and Mrs William 
Himely at Occitania. At 7.30 p.m. in Trinity Chapel, Maca- 
gua-Arabos confirmed thirty-nine presented by Rev. Mr. 
Diaz. 

15. At 8.30 a.m. attended Celebration of Holy Communion 
in Spanish at Macagua-Arabos. At 7.30 p.m. in Santa 
Maria Chapel, Colon, confirmed seven presented by Rev. 
V. A. Tuzzio. 

16. At 7 a.m. attended Celebration of Holy Communion in 
Spanish in Santa Maria Chapel, Colon. At 7.30 p.m. in San 
Francisco Chapel, Cardenas, confirmed twelve presented 
by Rev. F. Diaz. 

17. Arrived in Havana at 1 p.m., just one month to the day 
after leaving New York. 

If). My family arrived from Florida. 

20. At 10 a.m. preached in the Cathedral. At 3 p.m. visited 
Sunday school in the Vedado. At 8 p.m. confirmed three in 
the Cathedral presented by Rev. E. Morell. 


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21. This being the fourth anniversary of my Consacration, 
I celebrated the Holy Communion in the Cathedral. AVas 
assisted by the Rev. Air. Colmore, Dean. At 8 p.m. confirm¬ 
ed ten in Calvario Chapel, Jesus del Alonte. Candidates 
were presented by Rev. Air. Sharpe. 

24. At 10 a.m. preached and celebrated Iloly Communion 
in the Cathedral. AVas assisted by Dean Colmore, and 
Archdeacon Steel. 

27. At 11.3(0 a.m. baptized infant child of Rev. and Airs E. 
Plan as in Chapel of San Felipe, Limonar. In same Chapel 
confirmed seven presented by Rev. E. Planas, and preach¬ 
ed. At 8 pun. in Chapel of Fieles a Jesus, confirmed 
twenty-four presented by Rev. F. Diaz. 

28-31. In office in Havana endeavouring to catch up 
with work. 

January 1909. 

1. Attended Celebration of the Holy Communion in the 
Cathedral. Renewed Lay Readers’ licenses. 

3. Celebrated the Holy Communion at 10 a.m. in the 
Cathedral. Attended Evening Prayer in same place. 

4. Presided at meeting of the Cathedral Chapter, at 4 p.m. 

6. Attended Celebration of the Holy Communion in the 

Cathedral. Sent out Pastoral Letter. 

10. Attended Alorning Prayer in the Cathedral. Visited 
Sunday School at 3 p.m. 

13. Rev. Esteban Alorell left today for Cienfuegos, having 
been appointed to the charge of the work in that city. The 
Rev. J. M. Lopez-Guillen took up his duties in connection 
with the Cathedral. Received and accepted Letter Dimis- 
sory of the Rev. C. B. Ackley from the Diocese of New 
York. 

17. Attended Celebration of the Holy Communion at 8 a.m. 
in the Cathedral. At 10 a.m. preached in the Cathedral. At 
3 p.m. visited Sunday school at the Cathedral School. 

24. Confirmed eight in the Church of San Pablo, Bolon- 
dron. Candidates were presented by Rev. M. F. Aforeno, 
and the sermon preached by the Rev. A. T. Sharpe, who 
also celebrated the Holy Communion. 

26. Received and accepted application from Ocean Beach 
to become an organized Alission under the name of St. 
Paul’s. Appointed Alessers R. S. Cunliffe, and H. A. Allen 
as Lay Readers. Received and accepted application from 
Guaniguanico to become an organized Alission under the 
name of St. John’s. Signed deed of transfer of certain 
lots in Vedado on behalf of the Church in Cuba Society to 
Messers E. G. and I. L. Harris. 

31. Confirmed five at Coliseo, presented by Rev Mr. Planas. 


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February. 


Began moving today into the new Episcopal Residence, 
which has been built by the Men’s Thank Offering at the 
Convention held in Richmond in October, 1907. Presided 
at a meeting of the Cathedral Chapter in the evening. 

Finished moving into the new residence. Said Service 
of Benediction of the house. 

Preached at Cathedral at 10 a.m. 

Acted as Chaplain at the dinner commemorating one 
hundredth anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. 

Took part in Morning Prayer at the Cathedral. 

Acted as Chaplain for the D. A. R. at the anniversary 
exercises at the wreck of the Maine. 

Read Service at the Cathedral School. 

Held Conference with a number of gentlemen about 
establishment of a school on the Isle of Pines. Received 
many guarrantees of support of the school, if taken under 
tlie auspices of the Church. Conferred with the Rev. J. P. 
Me. Cullough of Wyoming in regard to taking appoint¬ 
ment as Missionary in the Isle of Pines. 

' . ' . 

Took part in Morning Prayer in the Cathedral. At 4 
p.m. confirmed four persons presented by Rev. A. T. 
Sharpe in Calvario Chapel. 

Attended Morning Prayer and the Holy Communion at 
the Cathedral. Attended Evening Prayer at same place. 

At 4 p.m. read Evening Prayer in the Cathedral. 

Attended Litany in the Cathedral. 

Admitted Vicente Tellaheche as a Postulant. 

Preached at 10.30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Ocean Beach. At 
3.30 p.m. confirmed seven and preached at St. John’s Gua- 
niguanico. Candidates were presented by Archdeacon 
Steel. 

March. 


At 7.30 p.m. took part in Service and preached at Mc¬ 
Kinley, Isle of Pines. 

At 8 p.m. took part in Service and preached at Nueva 
Gerona, Isle of Pines. 

At 10.30 a.m. took part in Service and preached in St. 
Luke’s, Columbia, Isle of Pines. 

At 3.30 p.m. took part in the Service and preached at 
Santa Fe, Isle of Pines. 

Attended Evening Prayer in the Cathedral. 

Attended Evening Prayer in the Cathedral. 

Presided at a meeting of Cathedral Chapter at 5 p.m. 
Attended Litany in Cathedral. Inspected School and 
Seminary at Jesus del Monte. 


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13. Attended Evening Prayer in Cathedral. 

14. Attended Morning Prayer in Cathedral. In afternoon 
visited Bacuranao and Guanabacoa Missions. In evening 
visited Calvario, Jesns del Monte. In all these visitations 
I was accompanied by Mr. D. B. Lyman, a member of the 
Board of Missions, in the United States. 

15. Attended Evening Prayer in the Cathedral. 

16. Made arrangements to build small Chapel at Bacura¬ 
nao. Attended Evening Prayer in the Cathedral. 

17. Attended Evening Prayer in the Cathedral. 

19. Left for Chaparra in company with Rev. Francisco Diaz. 

20. In Chaparra making arrangements for opening a 
Mission. 

21. At 4 p.m. read Service in English and preached in Cha¬ 
parra Club House. At 7.30 p.m. took part in Spanish Ser¬ 
vice, at which Mr. Diaz preached. 

22. Held Conference in regard to establishing the Mission 
in Chaparra, at which it was decided to begin with a 
Sunday School immediately. Asked Mr. R. C. Cooley to 
act as Superintendent. 

24. At 7.30 p.m. took part in Service and preached in. 
Bartle. Rev. Messers Snavely and Diaz assisted. Mr. Diaz 
made an address in Spanish. 

25. At 7.30 p.m. confirmed two and preached in Chapel of 
the Holy Apostles, Camaguey. The candidates were pre¬ 
sented by Rev. C. E. Snavely and Mr. Diaz read the Serv¬ 
ice. The latter preached. 

28. At 9 a.m. celebrated Holy Communion in Holy Trinity 
Chapel, La Gloria. At 11 a.m. preached. At 4 p.m. attended 
the Litany in same place. At 7.30 p.m. preached in same 
place. Was assisted in all of these Services by Rev. Mes¬ 
sers Snavely and Diaz, the latter making an address in 
Spanish at this last Service. 

April. 

1. Attended Evening Prayer in the Cathedral. 

2. Attended Evening Prayer in the Cathedral. 

3. Attended Evening Prayer in the Cathedral. 

4. Celebrated the Holy Communion at 9 a.m. in the Cathe¬ 
dral. At 10 a.m. con Armed eight and preached in the Ca¬ 
thedral. The candidates were presented by Dean Colmore. 
At 7.30 p.m. confirmed four presented by Rev. J. M. Lopez- 
Gunlen in the Cathedral, these being candidates from the 
Guanabacoa Mission. 

5. Read Service in the Cathedral at 4 p.m. 

6. Attended Service in the Cathedral at 4 p.m. 

8. Issued Pastoral Letter. Attended Service in Cathedral 
at 4 p.m. 


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9. Attended Morning Prayer and Three Hours’ Service of 
Devotion in the Cathedral. 

11. Celebrated the Holy Communion at 7.30 a.m. at the 
Altar in my house. At 10 a.m. took part in Morning Pra¬ 
yer, and celebrated the Holy Communion in the Cathedral. 
At 8 p.m. confirmed nine presented by Rev A. T. Sharpe 
in Calvario Chapel 

12. Arranged with architects to draw plans for the new 
Chapel at Macagua-Arabos. 

14. At 7.30 p.m. confirmed eight in Chapel of Santa Maria, 
Colon, candidates presented by Rev. V. A. Tuzzio. 

15. At 8 a.m. confirmed six candidates presented by Rev. 
V. A. Tuzzio in Chapel of Santa Maria Colon. These can¬ 
didates were prevented by severe rain storm from attend¬ 
ing services of the night before. Storm in evening also 
interfered with Service at Macagua-Arabos. 

16. Took part in Service and preached at 8.30 p.m. in St. 
Paul’s Chapel, Sagua la Grande. 

17. At 7.30 p.m. confirmed ten in Chapel of San Pablo, Cien- 
fuegos, the candidates being presented by Rev. Morell. 
After Service attended festivities given in my honor by 
the Sunday School. Archdeacon Sturges was also present. 

18. Assisted by Archdeacon Sturges, preached and cele¬ 
brated the Holy Communion in English in Chapel of San 
Pablo, Cienfuegos. At 5 p.m. laid Corner-Stone of new 
school building at Constancia. At 7.30 p.m. took part in 
Service, and preached at same place. Archdeacon Sturges 
also made an address in Spanish. 

22. Read Service in Cathedral School. 

25. Preached in Cathedral at 10 a.m. 

29. Visited and inspected school at Guanabacoa. 

May. 

2. Attended Morning Prayer at Guanabacoa at 10 a.m. At 
1.30 p.m. opened the new Chapel at Bacuranao. 

3. At 8.30 p.m. presided at a meeting of the Cathedral 
Chapter. 

9. At 9 a.m. celebrated the Holy Communion in the Cathe¬ 
dral. At 10 a.m. read Morning Prayer and preached in the 
Cathedral. 

13. At 8 a.m. celebrated the Holy Communion in the Ca¬ 
thedral. 

16. Attended Morning Prayer in the Cathedral. 

20. Attended a Celebration of the Holy Communion in the 
Cathedral. 


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23. In Chapel of San Felipe, Limonar, confirmed four per¬ 
sons presented by the Rev. Emilio Planas. At 8 p.m. in the 
Chapel of Fieles a Jesus, Matanzas, I baptized the infant 
son of the Rev. F. Diaz, and confirmed ten persons present¬ 
ed by that Priest. 

26. Admitted Jose F. Iribarren, and Vicente Tellaheche as 
Candidates for the Holy Ministry. 

28. Read Service in the Cathedral School. 

30. At Macagua-Arabos confirmed eight persons presented 
by Rev. Francisco Diaz. 

31. Attended the closing exercises of the Cathedral School. 




APPENDIX B. 


The Report of the Archdeacon of Havana. 


Havana, Cuba, June 1st, 1909. 


To the Right Reverend Albion AV. Knight, D. D., 

Bishop of Cuba : 

As Archdeacon of Havana, I respectfully submit the follow¬ 
ing report: 

During the term beginning with Jan. 1st 1908, and ending 
wi ’th June 1st 1909, I have officiated as follows: 

I have made fourteen trips to the Isle of Pines, officiating at 
the following services: 

At Columbia, four Celebrations, and eleven other services, 
making a total of fifteen Services, and twelve sermons. 

At Santa Rosalia, three Celebrations, and nine other Servi¬ 
ces, making a total of twelve Services, with eleven sermons. 

At Santa Fe, one Celebration, with eight other Services, 
making a total of nine Services, with eight sermons. 

At Nueva Gerona, one Celebration, with eight other Services, 
making a total of nine Services with eight sermons. 

At, McKinley, two Celebrations, with ten other Services, 
making a total of twelve Services, and ten sermons. 

To Ocean Beach and Guaniguanico I have made fifteen trips, 
with tlie following Services: 

At Ocean Beach, two Celebrations, with six other Services, 
making a total of eight Services, with seven sermons, 

At Guaniguanico, three Celebrations, with twelve other 
Services, making a total of fifteen Services, and fourteen 
sermons. 

To Santiago de las Vegas I made fourteen trips, holding 
three Celebrations, and eleven other Services, making a total 
of fourteen Services, with fourteen sermons. 



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To Tinguaro I made two trips, holding four Services, with 
four sermons. 

From Sep. 13th, 1908, to Oct. 28th of the same year, in the 
absence of the Dean of the Cathedral, I took charge at his 
request, of the work at the Cathedral, officiating at fourteen 
Celebrations, and seven other Services, making a total of 
twenty-one Services, with ten sermons. 

At other times since my last report, I have assisted at the 
Cathedral at thirteen Services, delivering three sermons, and 
holding two additional Services, making a total of twenty- 
three Services at the Cathedral, with ten sermons. 

On June 10th, 1908, I sailed for Philadelphia, entering the 
Episcopal Hospital on the 27th, where 1 underwent two opera¬ 
tions, remaining in the Hospital until July 25th. 

On August 16, 23, and 31, I officiated at St. Matthew’s 
Church, Philadelphia, at the request of the Rector, holding one 
Celebration, and six other Services, with six sermons. 

On Sep. 8th, I arrived in Havana, and took up the duties at 
the Cathedral, at the request of the Dean, on Sep. 16th. 

Since my last report, I have delivered one hundred and 
eighteen lectures at the Theological Seminary. 


With reference to the condition of the work in the various 
places of which I have been in charge, I would say: 

That on the Isle of Pines, there is in some places, a certain 
degree of progress to be noted. 

At Columbia there has been no immigration, and no note 
oi progress, other that that of the faithfulness of the members 
of the Church. The condition of the chapel is deplorable, and 
it would seem hardly worth while to undertake its restoration. 
A better investment would be to build a new, and more sub¬ 
stantial building. This appears to be immediately imperative. 

Owing to a change of the days for the return of the boat 
from the Isle of Pines, it was thought best to discontinue the 
Services at Santa Rosalia for a part of the Winter. The Servi¬ 
ces there have their chief importance in the ministrations to 
the small group of little children, who are very faithful in 
their attendance upon them. 

The chapel there is in bad repair, having been injured by 
the hurricane of two years ago, but a small expenditure would 
restore it. 

At Santa Fe, the Services are still being held in the Metho¬ 
dist chapel, through the courtesy of the Minister, Mr. Redmon, 
and his congregation. 



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Should the proposed Academy and chapel materialize there, 
and the expected Priest make this place his residence, a great 
future for Santa Fe will be assured. 

At Nueva Gerona the Services have moved from the hotel 
to the Baptist chapel, and back again, in accordance with the 
movements of the boat. There is a little group of the Faithful 
there, and the congregations arc fairly large. We are greatly 
indebted to the kind assistance of several good friends who 
may not be of us, but who are surely with us, in the way of 
attending to the arrangements of the details of the Services, 
and collecting a congregation. 

Me. Kinley has had a greater immigration of our own people 
than any other part of the Island during the last eighteen 
months. 

For the second time the congregation has accepted your 
offer of monetary assistance with reference to the erection 
of a Church building, a Building Committee has been appoint¬ 
ed, a sub-committee appointed for the raising of additional, 
funds, with the result that the sum of $133.00 has been deposit¬ 
ed in the Bank of Nueva Gerona, and quite a large amount 
additional, has been subscribed for this purpose. 

With the advent of the expected Priest to take charge of the 
Missions on the Isle of Pines, a solid progress may be expected 
at once in this work, which, under the present conditions, can, 
at best, only hope to be held together, and that with the very 
greatest difficulty. One Service in a month, for seven or eight 
Sundays in the year, with the Priest residing at a distance of 
one hundred or more miles, hardly serves to afford consolation 
to our own people, and makes little if any impression on those 
who are not members of our own Church, from whom alone, in 
addition to the small immigration, growth may be expected. 


Ocean Beach, and Guaniguanico. 


Too much appreciation cannot he had of the faithful and 
glad service of the young men of these places who meet the 
Archdeacon, and convey him from Mendoza to Ocean Beach, 
thence to Guaniguanico, and, later, back to Mendoza, which 
requires on their part a loss of three days’ time and long and 
hard journeys. On being thanked for this service, one of them 
said, “But it is nothing; we are so glad to have the Services 
of the Church, that we are more than glad to do this little for 
them”. 


At Ocean Beach a Spanish Service precedes that in English, 
at which there is a goodly congregation of very reverent and 
most attentive people. Being entirely without the ministrations 



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of their own Priests, who visit them but about once in two 
years for the purpose of baptizing, and collecting the cemetery 
rents, they are indeed most grateful to our Branch of the 
Church for its interest, and hail its coming, with joy. 

On Jan. 24th of this year a Mission was organized at this 
point, and one also at Guaniguanico, the latter being about ten 
miles distant, and at the center of the Guaniguanico tract. 
Almost every member of the Church at both places, is a Can¬ 
adian. 

Although only thirteen communicants will appear as resident 
in the neighborhood of Ocean Beach, they are all most faithful, 
and they have not only started a Sunday-school, but they 
have for some time been maintaining lay-services, and they are 
at work with reference to the erection of a building, to be used 
“for Church purposes only”. At present the Services are held 
in the hotel, through the courtesy of the proprietors. 

At the chapel at Guaniguanico, regular Services have been 
held by me since my last report, once every month, with the 
exception of the Sundays in the wet season, when it is impos¬ 
sible to cross the flooded rivers, but the lay-services have never 
ceased on account of the weather, even though the congrega¬ 
tions have necessarily been diminished because of the floods. 

The Services here are marked by great devotion, and the 
congregational singing is most hearty. 

Seven men, all young, with but one exception, and gathered 
from many parts of the world, were presented for Confirmation 

on Feb. 28th of the current year. 

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Santiago de las Vegas. This Mission was discontinued after 
June 14 1908, owing to the departure of all the Americans 
from the Government Agricultural Experimental Station. 


Tinguaro. But two trips were made to this point, the work 
being suspended owing to the shutting down of the mills, and 
the consequent exodus of the people. Although there were no 
members of our Branch of the Church there, yet great interest 
in the Services was manifested, and it is confidently expected 
that when the mills are re-opened, the Services will continue. 




GENERAL SUMMARY 


Jan. 1, 1908—June 1, 1909. 

Celebrations. 34 

Other Services. 102 


Total Services. 136 

Lectures at the Seminary. 118 

Sermons and Addresses. 95 


Total Sermons and Addresses. 213 

St. Matthew’s, Phila, Celebrations. 1 

Other Services. 6 


Total Services, St. Matthew’s. 7 

Sermons, St. Matthew’s. 6 

Grand Total: 

Services. 143 

Sermons and Addresses. 219 

FINANCIAL REPORT. 

Jan. 1, 1908— June 1, 1909. 

RECEIPTS 

Offerings: 

Santiago de las Vegas. $ 33.88 

Columbia. 12.62 

Santa Rosalia.. 13.95 

Santa Fe. 46.08 

Nueva Gerona. 89.42 

McKinley. 50.62 

Ocean Beach. . .. 33.00 

Guaniguanico. 29.69 

Tinguaro. 6.73 

Service on Steamer. 2.00 

Specials. 15.00 

Mite boxes. 1.20 

Cartage Press, Limonar. .82 


Total Receipts. $335.01 

Expenditures. 320.62 


Balance on Hand, June 1st. $ 14.39 



































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EXPENDITURES 


Balance due me last year. $ 3.31 

Wo. Aux. Children’s Off’g. 1.20 

Postals for Notices. 8.11 

Wine. 2.40 

Breads. .. 2.03 

Parish Registers. 13.00 

Span, Hymnals, O. Beach. 2.50 

Eng. Hymnals, O. Beach. 3.80 

Expressage. 2.00 

Cartage Press, Limonar. .86 

Alms Bason. .40 

Subscrip. Appeal. 5.00 

Church Extension Fund. 68.80 

Miss’ry Apportionment. 16.63 

Travelling Expenses. 170.58 

Convocation Fund. 20.00 


Total Expenditures. $320.62 


Respectfully submitted, 

W. W. Steel, 

Archdeacon of Havana. 





















APPENDIX C. 


Sagua la Grande, June 1st, 1909. 

To the Rt. Rev. A. W. Knight, D. D., 

Bishop of Cuba. 


Dear Rt. Rev. Sir: 

1 have the honor to report that during the past seventeen 
months I have been engaged continuously in the discharge 
of the duties of the Archdeacon of East Cuba. During that 
period I have been so blessed that I have missed no appoint¬ 
ments of any nature, through illness,’ or other personal cause. 
Owing to the condition of the Island, the lack of facilities for 
transportation, and the scantiness of the means at command, 
the work carried on. and its visible results have been far less 
than I wished, or had hoped for, and the time wasted in 
waiting on trains and boats, and through the missing of hoped 
for connections, has added greatly to other disappointments. 

From June 1st 1908, to Oct. 1st of the same year, I was 
occupied, chiefly in the care of the Missions at Camaguey, 
Bartle, Ceballos and La Gloria, not stopping to mention the 
work demanded by the office of Secretary of the Convocation. 
Changes in population, and the removal from the Island, of 
many of our faithful adherents, have been sources of discour¬ 
agement, from which especially suffered the English speaking 
Missions. This has been notably the case at Camaguey; local 
shifting of the Cuban population, and the invasion, by business 
houses of the smaller and less desirable kind, left our Chapel 
badly situated for any very fruitful or permanent work among 
the Cubans. From these causes, my successor in the charge of 
this group of Missions has suffered to a still greater extent. 

Owing to a vacancy occuring in the Mission at Sagua la 
Grande, and the impending departure of the Rev. Chaplain 
Brander, who had been earnestly prosecuting our work in 
Cienfuegos. coupled with tin* desire to open new fields in the 
Province of Santa Clara, it was deemed best that I should 



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remove from Camaguey to Sagna la Grande, which T did on the 
1st of October last, the Rev. 0. E. Suavely taking charge of 
the Mission at Bartle, and those in the Province of Camaguey, 
Mr. Suavely will present the detailed reports from these Mis¬ 
sions. One thing which had much to do .with this change was 
the request which had come to the Bishop a short time previous, 
for the establishment of a Mission of the Church, with a Paro¬ 
chial School on the estate of the Colonial Sugar Company at 
Constancia, near Cienfuegos. The large population that gathers 
by necessity about the sugar mills, and is scattered over the 
cane fields of the Companies owning these mills, or tributary 
to them, affords a new, and almost untouched field for religious 
effort. The Mission at Constancia., although not the first to 
be projected in this field, bears the distinction of being the first 
to actually begin services and to open a school. The services 
were begun in November last, and have since been maintained 
on one Sunday in each month. The school was opened in 
February by Miss Leonora. M. Kelton, under the Bishop’s ap¬ 
pointment, and not-with-standing many obstacles, not unusual 
in the beginning of such enterprises, such as unsuitable quar¬ 
ters, and lack of proper supplies, has met not only an apprecia¬ 
tive reception from the%people, but a most gratifying success 
in the progress of its scholars. The past incomplete year was 
necessarily experimental, and has shown not only the need of 
such a school, but the need of a decided enlargement of the 
plan of its first conception, and greater facilities. The Colonial 
Sugar Company is now building a model schoolhouse, in which 
next year we expect to have at least two departments under the 
care of Miss Kelton, with a young Cuban lady as her assistant. 
For this school house, the Bishop laid the Cornerstone on the 
18th of April, in the presence of the school children, and a 
good congregation, composed of Cubans and Americans. In this 
service, I had the honor to assist. The Rev. Esteban Morell. who 
is in charge of the Mission of San Pablo, Cienfuegos, expects 
soon to begin a monthly service in Spanish, at Constancia, from 
which we look for much good result. 

Permit me here to say a few words about our Mission to 
Spanish speaking people in Cienfuegos. This Mission was begun 
through the zeal and voluntary work of the Rev. W. W. 
Brander, Chaplain to the United States troops stationed at 
that place, and points adjacent. During nearly two years of 
his residence there, he carried on the work without expense 
to the Church or Missions Board. In January last, the Rev. 
Mr. Morell took charge of the Mission by appointment of the 
Bishop, Chaplain Brander being ordered back to the States 
with the returning Army of Pacification. The Chapel, which 
was indifferently situated, was removed to a much more favor¬ 
able locality, and fitted up in a very neat manner. Here Mr. 


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Morell has already gathered a congregation that more than 
fills the Chapel, and a Sunday-school of some thirty regular, and 
thoroughly interested attendants. On the occasion of the Bish¬ 
op’s last visit this Sunday-school gave a festival to its friends, 
but especially in honor of the Bishop, at which the writer of 
this report was an interested spectator and listener. The chil¬ 
dren maintained an order, and showed a proficiency in singing, 
and in the other exercises of the festival, which would reflect 
credit to any Sunday-school in the States. On the whole, the 
future prospects of this Mission now seem very bright. 

A summary of my official acts follows: 

At Ceballos I held nine services, preached seven times and 
baptized two infants. 

At Bartle, six services five sermons, and one Celebration of 
the Holy Communion. 

At Camaguey 84 services. 46 sermons, 12 Celebrations of the 
Holy Communion, 4 infant baptisms, and one burial. 

At La Gloria, 13 services, 8 sermons, three Celebrations of 
the Holy Communion, 1 adult, and 1 infant baptism. 

At Saigua la Grande, 72 services, 44 sermons, 8 Celebrations 
of the Holy Communion, 1 marriage. 

At CienfuegoS, 4 services, 4 sermons, 3 Celebrations of the 
Holv Communion, and 

At Constancia, 8 services, 5 sermons, and 3 Celebrations of 
the Holy Communion, being a total of: 

190 Services. 

119 Sermons and addresses. 

26 Celebrations of the Holy Communion. 

1 Adult Baptism. 

7 Infant Baptisms. 

2 Marriages. 

1 Burial. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. M. Sturges, 

Archdeacon of East Cuba. 


APPENDIX D. 


Havana, Cuba, June 1st, 1909. 

To the Right Reverend Albion W. Knight, D. D., 

and to the Convocation of the Missionary District of Cuba: 

I respectfully submit the following report <as Historiographer 
of the District: 

Since my last report of Jan. 1st, 1908. I have been limited to 
the culling from the files of the Church papers and the Spirit 
of Missions all articles pertaining to the Church work in Cuba, 
and the Isle of Pines, and filing them in a large scrap-book 
for further reference. It will readily be understood that such 
articles 'are of the nature of current history, and that in the 
course of time they will be invaluable. 

The first volume of such cuttings has been filled, and care¬ 
fully indexed, in order to facilitate easy reference. 

I have the great pleasure to report also that, through the 
indefatigable efforts of Mrs. D. S. Merritt, of Philadelphia, 
Penna., another large volume of letters and documents apper¬ 
taining to the history of the work in Cuba has been prepared, 
most beautifully and carefully typewritten, and arranged 
chronologically, which also I have properly indexed. 

Inasmuch as the various articles sent to the Church papers 
serve a large purpose in the preservation of the current history 
of the progress made in the work in the District, I -again beg 
the privilege of reminding the Clergy of the very great desir¬ 
ability of remitting, either directly to the papers, or through the 
official correspondent, any and all notes of interest in the 
various fields of work. 

These notes will serve a double purpose: 1st, that of the 
preservation of the current history; and 2ndly, that of creating 
and conserving an interest in the work of the District through¬ 
out the Church in the United States. 

Should they be viewed in the light of personal self-adver¬ 
tisement on the part of those who send them, they would indeed 
be disastrous in the extreme, and every self-respecting Clergy- 



man would be justified in hesitating to send them, but viewed 
in the proper and only light in which they should be viewed, 
it is manifest that they are of the utmost importance. 

Had not such articles been sent in the past, a very large 
portion of the history of the work in Cuba would have been 
lost to the Church. It is therefore equally important that they 
should be sent ia<t the present time. 

In a recent issue of the Southern Churchman a very interest¬ 
ing editorial appeared under the title of Information versus 
Exhortation. Calling attention to the precarious condition of 
the Missionary Treasury at the present time, the editor pro¬ 
ceeds to make a very strong argument in favor of publicity in 
regard to the Missionary work of the Church, from which I beg 
to call your attention to the following excerpts: 

“It is evident that Church people are abundantly able and 
willing to sustain any good work that commends itself to their 
intelligence, conscience and good will... Given a really wise 
and good work, and a thorough understanding of that work on 
the part of the laity, and an actively aroused interest in it, 
and the work has always been sustained 'and pushed to success. 
But mere exhortation to do it, without sufficient and satisfying 
information and reasons, will never lead intelligent men and 
women to active interest in any cause, however good.” 

“An ounce of information is worth a> pound of exhortation, 
any time in any good cause.”... 

“Information, full, clear, and explicit information, is what is 
needed, and it is the only possible remedy for the conditions.” 

There never was a time when the Church press generally 
gave greater space and prominence to Missionary work than 
in the present.” 

Thus far the editorial. 

It is noteworthy that those addresses on Missionary subjects 
at missionary meetings, which tell the story of the work done, 
and the Special needs in any particular place, are the only ones 
which command the active interest of the hearers; and it is 
equally true that those fields which send to the Church papers 
interesting and timely articles, well illustrated, are those which 
most fully command the same interest. 

In order then, that the current history of the work in Cuba 
may be preserved in this way, and that we may contribute our 
share towards the creation and preservation of such an interest 
in all missionary work, 1 beg to suggest once more to the 
Reverend Clergy the very great desirability of sending to your 
official correspondent every possible thing that may be of 
interest concerning the work, feeling that this will be of the 
very greatest benefit, not only to this work in Cuba., but also 
to the cause of missions in general. 

And now another matter: 


In our work here we are laying foundations, and we are 
making history every day. It is most important that this history 
should be preserved in some permanent way; and it was with 
this intent that you have done me the honor to elect me to the 
position of Historiographer. 

Now in doing any work, it is far easier, and more likely to 
be along the lines of accuracy, if the work is kept up from day 
to day, and from year to year. The memory is not very exact 
or dependable, and men come and go. Consequently unless we 
take some immediate measures for the recording and the pre¬ 
servation of such records of the principal events in the various 
parts of the field, it is manifest that a large part of such im¬ 
portant history will be lost to the Church, or have to be sup¬ 
plied piecemeal from memory. I am not forgetting the Bishop’s 
Diary nor the Parish Registers; but the former only records 
the official acts and daily life of the Bishop, and the latter, 
only the official atcts of the Clergy. There are many happenings 
which may not appear in either: e. g. the opening of a new 
Mission in a town; the first Service in a new building, etc. 

In this connection, therefore, I offer the following 

RESOLUTION: 

“That it shall be the duty of each Clergyman in this District 
to send to the Historiographer, before June 1st, 1910, a history 
as complete as he may be able to make it, of the various works 
that are under his charge, or which may be begun during that 
time, which shall contain an account of the historical events 
up to the time of the writing, together with the dates as they 
may be obtained. 

“Also that it shall be the duty of each Clergyman, to send, 
annnually to the Historiographer, a summary for the year, of 
the history of the various events in his work, worthy of 
record. ” 

Although this may require a certain amount of labour on 
our part, yet I am sure that we shall be glad to do this for the 
good of the work here, and the satisfaction of the generations 
to come. 

Respectfully submitted, 


W. W. Steel, Historic grapher. 


APPENDIX E. 


To the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese (or Missionary 

District) of Cuba. 

In compliance with the requirement of Canon 46, Sec. I (IV), 
I hereby give notice that the following alterations of the Con¬ 
stitution of the Church are proposed: to wit, those comprised 
in the resolutions printed herewith, said resolutions having 
been constitutionally adopted by a General Convention held in 
the city of Richmond, in October, A. D. 1907. 

Henry Anstice, 

Secretary of the House of Deputies. 
New York, April 15th, A. D., 1908. 


RESOLUTIONS. 

Resolved:—That the following change be made in the Con¬ 
stitution, .and the proposed alteration be made known to the 
several Dioceses, in order that the same may be adopted at 
the next General Convention, in accordance with Article XI 
of the Constitution, as follows: 

Prefix to the Constitution the following 

PREAMBLE 

This American Church first planted in Virginia, in the year 
of our Lord 1607, by representatives of the ancient Church of 
England: acknowledging the Holy Scriptures of the Old and 
New Testaments to be the Word of God, the record of God s 
Revelation of Himself in His Son, and to contain all things 
necessary to salvation; holding the Catholic Creeds, to wit, 
the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed, to be a sufficient 
statement of the Christian Faith; maintaining the Orders of 
the Sacred Ministry in such form as from the Apostles’ time 



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they have been continued; reverently conserving the Sacra¬ 
ments ordained by Christ Himself; and accounting to be 
members of the flock of Christ, all who have been duly baptized 
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost, has set forth and established, for the furtherance of the 
work to which it has been called of God, the following. 

CONSTITUTION. 

Resolved:—That the following change be made in the Con¬ 
stitution, and that the proposed alterations be made known 
to the several Dioceses, in order that the same may be adopted 
at the next General Convention, in accordance with Article 
XI. of the Constitution, as follows: 

Strike out Section 3 of Article I., and insert in place of 
it, the following: 

Section 3. Upon the expiration of the term of office of the 
Presiding Bishop, the General Convention shall elect the Pres¬ 
iding Bishop of the Church. The House of Bishops shall choose 
one of the Bishops having jurisdiction within the United States 
to be such Presiding Bishop, by a vote of all the Bishops having 
a title to vote in the House of Bishops, such choice to be subject 
to confirmation by the House of Deputies by vote of a majority 
of the Clerical and Lay Deputies of all the Dioceses entitled to 
representation in the House of Deputies, voting by orders. 

The Presiding Bishop shall discharge such duties as may be 
prescribed by the Constitution and the Canons of the General 
Convention. 

The Presiding Bishop so elected shall hold office for six 
years, unless meanwhile he shall have reached the seventieth 
year of his age, when the tenure of his office shall end in 
any case, or shall have resigned his Episcopal jurisdiction, or, 
with the consent of the General Convention, his office as Pres¬ 
iding Bishop, or, unless, for infirmity or other sufficient cause, 
he may have been relieved of such office by the General Con¬ 
vention by the concurrent vote, first of a majority of all the 
Bishops entitled to vote in the House of Bishops, and then of a 
majority of the Clerical and Lay Deputies of all the Dioceses 
entitled to representation in the House of Deputies, voting by 
orders. 

The salary of the Presiding Bishop as such, shall be fixed 
and paid by the General Convention, as may be provided by 
Canon of such Convention. 

When, for any reason, a vacancy in the office shall occur, 
or if, by reason of infirmity, the Presiding Bishop shall become 
disabled, the House of Bishops shall elect one of its number 
to act as Presiding Bishop until the next meeting of the Gen¬ 
eral Convention. 


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Resolved:—That the following alteration be made in the 
Constitution and that the proposed alteration be made known 
to the several Dioceses, in order that the same may be adopted 
at the next General Convention in accordance with Article XI. 
of the Constitution, .as follows: 

Insert in Article II. as Section 4 the following, and renumber 
the present Section 4: 

It shall be lawful for a Diocese, with tin 1 , consent of the 
Bishop of that Diocese, to elect one or more Suffragan Bishops, 
without right of Succession, and with seat and without vote 
iu the House of Bishops. A Suffragan Bishop shall be conse¬ 
crated and hold office under such conditions and limitations 
other than those provided in this Article as may be provided 
by Canons of the General Convention. He shall be eligible as 
Bishop Coadjutor of a Diocese, or as a Suffragan in another 
Diocese, or he may be elected by the House of Bishops as a 
Missionary Bishop. 

Resolved:—That the following change be made in the Con¬ 
stitution, and that the proposed alteration be made known to 
the several Dioceses, in order that the same may be adopted at 
the next General Convention, in accordance with Article XI. 
of the Constitution, as follows: 

Add to the second paragraph of Article IX of the Constitu¬ 
tion, the following sentence, namely: 

The General Convention may also provide by Canon for the 
trial of a Presbyter or Deacon in the Diocese or Misisonary 
District in which an offence is alleged to have been committed 
by him. 

Resolved:—That the following change be made in the Con¬ 
stitution, and that the proposed alteration be made known to 
the several Dioceses in order that the same may be adopted 
at the next General Convention, in accordance w r ith Article XI. 
of the Constitution, as follows : 

Add to Article X. at the end thereof the following proviso: 

And provided further, that in editions of the Book of Com¬ 
mon Prayer in foreign languages, such verbal alterations as 
may be necessary to adapt the same to local conditions may be 
made by the authority of the Bishop of the Diocese or Mission¬ 
ary District in which it is used, subject to the approval of the 
Presiding Bishop. 


APPENDIX F. 


REPUBLIC OF CUBA. 


Presidency. 


Havana, June 12th. 1909. 


To the Bishop of the Episcopal Convocation 

of the Island of Cuba. 


Sir 


City. 


It is with pleasure that I comply with the special instructions 
accorded me by the President of the Republic to communicate 
to you in his name his most sincere appreciation of the greet¬ 
ings extended him by.your very important Institution, together 
with the wishes of the same for the success of the present 
Government. 

Your enthusiastic and pious communication will be most 
appreciatively preserved in the Archives of the Executive. 

Very truly yours, 

(s) J. Lorenzo Castellanos, 

Secretary of the Presidency. 


GOVERNMENT OF THE PROVINCE OF HAVANA. 


Office of Public Order. 


Havanai, June 16th. 1909. 

Mr. Albion W. Knight, Bishop. 

Sir: 

It affords me pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your 
appreciated communication of the 10th., by which the Episcopal 
Convention of the Island of Cuba is conveying to me its greet¬ 
ings, and at the same time expressing its wishes for my success 
in the Government of this Province. 

Kindly accept my most sincere thanks. 

Yours truly, 

(s) Ernesto Asbert, 

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